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My microwave makes a humming noise and I'm starting to smell something burning. What do you think tha problem is?

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The article I just posted: http://www.fixya.com/support/t1790531-microwave_arcing_antenna_blade may well give you a solution

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Started making noise


It's probably the magnetron or high voltage transformer, but it may also be a failing high voltage diode.

Depending on the age of the unit, the magnetron may still be under a part warranty, but taking it apart would likely void that warranty.

If you think it might be under warranty, you should contact LG. For Goldstar / LG / L.G. help, call 1-800-243-0000 (M-F, 7am-8pm CT, Sat 8-5 CT) and choose the appropriate prompt from the menu or visit http://www.lgservice.com.

If you decide to check it further yourself, we have a similar model's service manual on our site:
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/mv1555st_sm.pdf

Bear in mind that the part numbers will not be the same for yours - you will have to call LG to get proper part numbers.

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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