My Advantium microwave oven just started making a popping sound, smelled like burnt wires and quit. My fridge, dishwasher and downdraft vent all broke within 3 years too. Very dissapointing! GE offered 25% off on parts to come and repair them.
We really like having a microwave that could also do light baking. Sadly after about 3 years it started making a lot of electrical crackling noises, smelled like it was on fire and quit. Of the 5 HE appliances we bought from Home Depot that day four have broken. only the oven still works without issues.
First unit deliverd 5/29/20 evidenced the Stainless steel exterior having unacceptable damage--several (10) ripples in the finish below the glass window. Replacement unit arrived today 7/2/20 and evidenced no damage. Microwave has several cooking functions and operates very quietly. I like that it lights up while operating and can clearly see your dish cooking to avoid any boiling over, etc.