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Microwave turned on by itself

My microwave turned on itself and when I turned it off It would not start, again. I do not know how long it was on. Could this start a fire, If I did not catch this in time? I am afraid to buy another magic chef .thanks

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  • paintdoctor Dec 24, 2008

    Same problem. Magic Chef says it needs a new motherboard.

  • loridow1 Jan 04, 2009

    My Magic Chef is Model MCO 160UB, and is an "over the stove" model. This happens every time I boil anything on the stove, even though I use the microwave vent fan every time I cook anything on the stovetop. I purchased this microwave only a year ago, and it has been installed for only about 9 months. I keep a cup of water in the microwave just in case it turns itself on. This can happen even several hours after cooking is completed!

  • haley18 Feb 12, 2009

    I unplugged mine several times. The keypad will only let you push 1 or 2 buttons them it becomes unresponsive and will not turn off.
    This units manufacture date is July 2007.
    Any help before the scrap heap?

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2009

    MCD11E3W .....IS THE NUMBER OF MY MAGIC CHEF ....YES IT TURNS ON BY IT'S SELF AND IT'S MY 2nd ONE..I HAVE TO KEEP IT UNPLUGED WHEN IM NOT USING IT...THIS IS NOT GOOD...















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Have you tried unplugging it than reapplying power ? Sometimes a power up reset will clear the logic on the control card and yes.. if it continues to run ...you have a potential fire hazard...

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