Some consumers report that GE microwaves have started fires and have manufacturing problems which lead to door handles breaking. Other issues include cracking and bubbling of the microwave unit interior and the malfunctioning of the revolving glass plate.
Multiple consumers have reported hearing a loud bang or pop while the microwave is in use, causing damage to the interior of the unit. Other consumers have reported keypad malfunctions and other technical problems. Repairs on GE microwave units can be very expensive. One consumer in 2014 reported a price quote of $75 to replace a light bulb for the unit, and others have reported a lack of quality customer service in response to various issues.