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Microwave heats but makes smoke and smells like something burning inside. Help!

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I would first be sure the inside is clean of grease and food debris. That's always critical.

Next I'd suggest removing and checking / cleaning the stirrer cover, stirrer, and the area under the cover and around the stirrer.

That's covered on page 33 of the service manual here.

That too should be clean.

If it still smokes, you may have a failing high voltage transformer.

You can order Maytag parts here.

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Posted on Dec 01, 2012

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SOURCE: Maytag micro shot smoke. Left burnt smell

That would be my guess t possibly has shorted out.

Dave

Posted on Feb 05, 2010

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my guess would be the wave cover. sometimes they smoke and makes sparking sounds. does it still heat food?...if it does, then its not the magnetron.

Posted on Feb 18, 2008

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Generally, the most common causes of a failure to heat are:

- bad door switches or door switch mounts
- loose connection at the magnetron
- problem or loose connection on the control unit circuit board
- bad magnetron or other high voltage part (such as a shorted diode)

If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical safety information, info on door switch diagnosis and replacement, and
disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

Here are some links you or a friend can use for test help, but read their safety warnings first:

http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/diode.html
http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/mag_test.html
http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/xformer.html

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

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Posted on Mar 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Microwave lights up plate turns something hums

Sounds pretty normal but the inside is not supposed to get hot - only the food is.

Try heating a half glass of water for 1 minute if it gets hot... its working - if not then the actual microwave generating device inside has probably died.
In that case buy a new microwave oven as the cost of parts and labour to repair is usually more than cost of buying a new one.,

Posted on Jun 09, 2010

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Make sure your microwave is fully cleaned out of any old dried food residue and that you are not using any kind of metal items in your microwave when you cook because this will certainly cause smoking and sparking inside your microwave.

Most like you had some corrosion or food particles stuck to your WAVEGUIDE COVER PLATE.

Here is a link to a short video that show you exactly how to replace the wave guide cover yourself:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0xsXjhefy4

Just use your mouse to click on the link, which is the underlined and highlighted text just above. This will open a new web browser page automatically for you and allow you to view the video at the website indicated.

Thank you very much and good luck

Posted on Apr 19, 2011

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