I have been living with a sound that sounds like a short in the magnitron. all of a sudden today that sound got worse then started smoking. it did sound like the magnitron. Everything else works on the unit. would the magnitorn make that noise and burn?
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Most likely causes - shorted high voltage rectifier, or failed high voltage transformer, or shorted high voltage capacitor, or shorted magnetron. If an odor accompanied the failure, high voltage rectifier or transformer most likely. All of these components operate on 4000 v, or more - with enough current to kill you. Make sure the unit is unplugged, and the high voltage capacitor is fully discharged before testing.
Sounds like the magnitron might b bad. Unfortunately they often cost more than microwave is worth! Sorry have no russell hobbs here where I live so I can't help ya there except...Why don't u try looking up in your phone book? Or call info?
Sounds like the magnetron shorted out. This is the part that heats the food. Unfortunately, this part is almost more cost than a new microwave so I would recommend just getting a new microwave. If you would rather try replacing this part, you can order a new one from repairclinic.com and find one by searching with your model number. Let me know if you need anything else.
There's a humidity sensor in this microwave oven that turns on the fan automatically if it senses an excess amount of humidity (steam from cooking for example) to possibly protect humidity or moisture from building up inside the unit.
First, you need to uninstall the microwave (MW) from the cabinet by removing the screws that hold it in place at the top. Open the cabinet doors above the MW to locate the screws. You will need someone to help you at this point in removing the screws and dropping the MW down. Be sure and unplug the MW before you remove the screws. Next, you need to take the cover/shell off by locating and removing screws A/R. They are mostly across the back and side bottom. From there on out, you should be able to methodically find and locate the various fasteners that will get to the button pad.
Go to managemyhome.com and register. This is a FREE service. Once registered, go to the "Products and Manuals" heading under the "Home" drop-down menu. Follow the menu prompts on the next page and your manual (along with installation guide) are available in a downloadable .pdf file format. I hope this is the info you're looking for.