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Microwave exploded My moms microwave oven exploded and created a 3 in hole in the top of the metal frame. Is this common? Is it covered for repair or replacement? My concern was of fire or she could have been hurt.

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It sounds like a common problem with burnt food stuck to the roof in side the oven basically the food just cooks and cooks and eventually burns through and can even set on fire, so i doubt its covered under warranty although you could just replace the roof give it a good clean and so long as the mags are ok you shouldn't have any problems... whats the make and model number it could be something more sinister but the above sounds like a best guess to me!!!!

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