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Emerson MW8998B Microwave Sparking!

We have no idea why but our microwave will spark every so often when we cook something. It doesn't seem to be what we put in the microwave that matters, it's not consistent. Any ideas?

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  • akatriplea Feb 26, 2009

    The microwave has one of those glass trays that will spin the food around in a circle, but I don't think that's the problem. We thought for a while it might have been a certain food or something causing it to spark, like butter or foods that had a lot of butter in them seemed to cause it to spark pretty consistently. The problem was it would spark with other foods every so often so we weren't sure that was it. So we thought maybe it was the microwave itself that was messed up.

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    truenoae86jp May 11, 2010

    does it have trays or like oven racks in it?



    our microwave has a little rack like an oven and every once in a while it would spark.



    we just took it out to eliminate the risk.

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