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I was using my sharp carousel microwave and there was a strange electrical burning smell coming from it. Food inside microwave did not get hot. Any ideas of what could have gone wrong? John

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Hello John044,
Chances are you've experienced an arc of some sort within it and if it is not working now, I would assume that your Magnetron, Filament Transformer of HV Capacitor failed and that is what you are smelling. Unfortunately, none of them are user servicable items so I would reccomend that you scrap that one.. The cost to repair would exceed the cost to replace,,, I am sure that isn't what you wanted to hear but those are the facts...
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Rick

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