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GoodFerNuthin

Member Since 22 Apr 2009
Offline Last Active Jul 13 2013 09:11 PM

#247108 GE Dual Wave III - Caught on Fire

Posted by GoodFerNuthin on 24 January 2013 - 11:15 PM

Okay, now I see.  If you price built-in microwaves, you'll soon start asking yourself whether you really needed a microwave to begin with.  But then you change your search terms to include countertop microwaves with optional trim kits, then things start to get more reasonable.




#247100 GE Dual Wave III - Caught on Fire

Posted by GoodFerNuthin on 24 January 2013 - 10:05 PM

To answer an earlier question, I ran it without the rack, and the clip started sparking within 2 or 3 seconds.  I did not run it long enough to listen for strange noises.

 

I had been pondering whether it would be worth trying to repair vs. replace, then I lifted up the glass plate and saw this:

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I'm gonna go ahead and say it's time for a new one.




#246879 GE Dual Wave III - Caught on Fire

Posted by GoodFerNuthin on 21 January 2013 - 10:03 PM

Okay, so the model no. is J E1456KWH 02. Mf'd Oct 1992.

Given the age of it, I'm inclined to replace, if the bandaid repair isn't going up be as simple as running without the rack. And after having a better look at it, there are several more spots where the paint has worn through. It looks like someone was in the habit of slamming the rack against the back wall, and it took a toll on the paint.

It's been a long time since I've had to buy a microwave, and this one is a wall-mount. Any idea what took look for and what to avoid in a new model? If I have an idea what I have to spend to not get a P.O.S., I can make a more informed decision about how much effort to put into keeping this one alive.



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