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Had a power surge, microwave started to smoke. Reset power in the house and microwave works fine. 1) Is there anything I should be concerned about? 2) If I continue to use it, can it catch on fire?


Microwave ovens have a lot of safety devices built in. Not sure why or where it was smoking from but without removing the cabinet and having a visual look for something burnt, it would be impossible to say. If the machine is now working OK, ??? who knows. All I can say is that for the next few future uses of the machine, I wouldn't leave it unattended in case there is something that has failed. Chances of fire in a microwave is possible but this is usually something that you are cooking that catches fire, not the machine itself. I have seen the mica cover plate burn in the cooking compartment. It may be that ? Its a small squarish plate that is usually on the side of the oven compartment. It stops food etc and splatters from going into whats known as the waveguide tunnel (The part where the microwaves come out) On some machines, this cover may be plastic. Have a close look inside the oven compartment for a cover that has burn marks or discoloration.

Apr 13, 2015 | In Microwave Ovens

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My Bosch Micro HMB405 started sparking/arcing with a burning smell. I had an empty plate in there. Was trying to warm a clear glass dinner plate. Did I kill the magnatron by putting an empty plate in the...


Michelle,
You may have killed the magnetron but you may not have either. If you can take that cover plate off, you may find that there is grease build up behind it and that needs to be cleaned off. Grease can build up there without you even realizing it and after a while it can catch fire from the heat created by the magnetron. You should never put any empty plate or container in a microwave because the magnetron needs to have something for the waves to hit. Hope this helps.

Mar 25, 2015 | Bosch Microwave Ovens

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What do I do when the clip in the back catches fire while using microwave


NO KIDDING what is the clip for I have had several over the years and none had any clips

Feb 22, 2015 | GE JVM1790 Convection / Microwave Oven

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Bosch integrated microwave doesnt start/close


Door latch settings are out because door slamming and abuse of unit

Dec 02, 2013 | Bosch Microwave Ovens

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What caused this to catch on fire?


its the grease that has got into it replace it and allways keep it clean

Dec 06, 2011 | Frigidaire Microwave Ovens

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The door on my bosch hmt8655gb wil not shut please can tell me the best way to repair rob


Door catches.

One of the latches may have broken off and is not lifting the other latch clear of the housing. Remove from any power source, remove the cover of the cabinet. Slacken off the clamp mechanism and ease the clamp over the guide to allow the door to open. When a new door lever is in place, the door may be easily adjusted by slackening off the screws that clamp the door catch/actuators in place whilst holding the door closed and then tightening the screws. The rear of the door may be adjusted by slackening the lower door hinge screws and adjusting as required.
I hope that helps.

Mar 01, 2011 | Bosch HMT8656GB Microwave Oven

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It catches fire whenever anyone cooks microwave popcorn


you are working with a higher wattage microwave. Reduce the power to 70% or even 50% and increase the cooking time

Feb 17, 2010 | Goldstar MA-1011 Microwave Oven

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It catches on fire, through the center turn table.


NOTHING in a microwave should ever be on fire. Depending on the damged cause by even a small fire, the repair may be involved and costly. Inspect stirrer motor by removing bottom of microwave with power off. Note damage and replace stirrer motor and wiring harness as needed along with turn table drive block. Check to make sure all connections with all wires are sound with no exposed copper wires or shorts of any kind. Test always using a cup or bowl of water.

Jul 02, 2009 | Microwave Ovens

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The door catch on my Bosch 8656 built in microwave has failed after only two years use. The catch itself is not broken but the spring mechanism inside the door no longer pushes the catch into the closed...


Yes, for some brands and models.

Normally the problem is not the spring, but a broken spring mounting tab on the door latch head (hook) assembly or the inner door panel.

If it's the door panel, it's usually easier and cheaper to use epoxy and some kind of hardware to fashion a new spring mount.

The door latch head (hook) is easy to replace or repair if that's the issue.

We have critical safety & disassembly info at our site, linked here.

Normally you have to separate the door panels (as shown in the attached photo) and then you'll see the screws you need to remove.

Or you can watch a YouTube video (not a video I made) here that demonstrates how it's done.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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Sep 15, 2008 | Bosch Microwave Ovens

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