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Sparks from the interior of the microwave

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PLMB209DC was purchased on 10/10/07 and work fine until this morning. Sparks were coming out of the area of the Wave guide cover. The food was on a microwave safe Corelle dish.

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  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2009

    I was heating soup for 1 minute when sparks started like a torch in the oven,suspected it was the magetron that went bad.

  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2009

    Frigidaire plmb209dc 1200 watts
    was heating soup when sparks came out like a torch

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Quiteoften this is due to grease or food particles stuck somewhere in thecavity of the oven or stuck on or behind the waveguide cover.

It can be fragile, andthe metal edges of the oven behind it can be sharp, so be careful!

The cover and the metalbehind it should be cleaned with a mild, non-ammonia cleaner.

If the cavity metal ofthe oven is chipped or charred, it will have to be sanded smooth andclean and dried thoroughly.

Then you can apply somehigh-temperature appliance paint, available from places like Wal-Mart,Lowe's or Builder's Square.

If your waveguide coveris burned, it will need to be replaced. It provides importantprotection for the magnetron.

You can findhelpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your fullmodel number here.

We'rehappy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate yourthoughtful rating of our answer.

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