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Why does my GE advantium 120 spark where the Hub and the

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why does my GE advantium 120 spark where the Hub and the Oven Rack (Turn Table) meet
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thanks for using this service, if you have been waiting do not worry or get upset I am just one of the techs on here and I try to get to as many customers as I can and I just picked up your question now. Please give me time to respond sometimes I get your replies late so there may be a delay in my response.

If it is sparking the coating on the inner cabinet has come off and the unit is shorting to ground. You need to remove the rack and scuff down the bad spot and paint it with some good Krylon paint and then it should be fine.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok, but the inner cabinet is stainless steel as well as the rack?
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 1 year ago.

OK if the unit is all stainless you have an antenna failure on the magnetron tube or the stirrer assembly is not working or is greased up. Grease conducts electricity so if there is grease in the unit that can cause the issue as well.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
where and what is the stirrer assembly?
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 1 year ago.

The stirrer is located in the ceiling of the microwave and is what turns to deflect the microwaves around so that does not happen