Question about Whirlpool MH1150XMQ Microwave Oven
When cooking several years ago whatever it was at the time caught on fire and was on the metal rack that comes with the microwave. Where the rack sits on the clips burned a hole in the side of the microwave and fryed the plastic clip. we by accident found we could continue to use the microwave by placing a piece of duct tape over the burnt hole. I am getting ready to sell the house and if at all possible would rather find a CORRECT way to repair the hole than have to buy a new one. Thank you, Hope Ellis
email@example.com I have a whirlpool over the range microwave and the rack support on the left side sparks a fire. When I took the metal rack out that came with the microwave it worked. But now, 2 weeks later, it sparks a fire regardless. And I have black flame marks on the sides of the microwave. Is it better to get a new microwave? I can't seem to find anyone to tell me how to fix it.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: burnt hole in microwave
Is the hole actually bigger than it originally was or is it just empty because the rack support got burned up & discarded?
The rack supports / rack holders can be ordered. The part number is WB06X10140 (or WB6X10140) and they're less than $5.00 each. You can find them in stock here.
If you install a new rack support in the hole, then any gap or hole around it can allow grease to accumulate, and that can lead to arcing. But you can seal it safely & easily.
Once the support is installed and everything is squeaky clean and dry, you can apply a small amount of silicone caulk into the gap or hole.
Let it dry it overnight with the door open, then use a razor blade or X-acto knife to gently trim away any excess caulk.
That would be a really good fix.
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Posted on Jun 08, 2008
SOURCE: micowave sparks a fire
I had the same exact problem. My clips arced when I ran the unit and I also observed flames which was quite unsetteling. A work around for me, since I don't use the rack was I took it out then removed the clips. All that was required to remove the clips was a pair of plyers grabing each cliip at their base. I pulled firmly and there is alittle resistance but with a firm pull straight out they'll pop out.
But I have to say if you use rack your probably looking for a new mircowave.
Posted on May 03, 2009
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