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Microwave sparks and makes crackling noise when I try to melt butter chocolate anything fatty. This panansonic is only about a year old. I do not have anything metal in the oven when trying to do this.

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SOURCE: GE microwave -crackles and sparks as if metal inside

The problem you are having is that the magnetron that does the heating is shorting out and it needs to be replaced before it damages the inside covering of the microwave. www.mwoparts.com is a good source for magnetrons or other similar sites. To replace is easy enough. Taking the cover off with the power off, you will find it behind and on the top right side of the control panel. It is held in place normally with just 4 screws and two wires with terminals attached to it. So removing and replacing is pretty straightforward. Just be sure all the power is off until you have everything back in place. Good luck.

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Paint damaged in side microwave oven

1) How is the cavity damaged? Is it just peeling paint, or is it rust? If it's rust then the microwave could be dangerous.

2) The antenna cap usually has a small hole in the centre, but if there are any other holes in it the magnetron itself could be damaged, and holes caused by the magnetrin arcing.

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Microwave pops and sparks when running. Nothing

in the top of unit is a round cover and damage is coming from here. This is serious and needs to be checked out. the cover contains a stirrer that moves waves around<<circulates them>> in this cavity probably paint is thin and allowing waves to penetrate metal of cabinet. Call manufacturer and see if there is anything they will do for you before taking it upon yourself to either get repairman or get rid of unit.stirrer is probably damaged and cabinet burned from waves.

Posted on Apr 26, 2009

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SOURCE: Turned microwave on this morning ,sudden crackle,then nothing.

Sounds like something has shorted out-blown. Unless it is a very expensive model it won't be worth fixing and is not something you should attempt yourself anyway. If under guarantee then get it repaired via the guarantee arrangements. No harm in checking the plug is wired properly but as the light and timer are working it is very doubtful it is a connection problem. I think you need to buy a new microwave!

Posted on Oct 03, 2009

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SOURCE: There was a crackling sound and a spark

In all likelihood the mangnetron has failed, or perhaps even the Power Supply. or a fault that is shutting the system down for safety reasons You need to have it serviced by a reputable service centre/man. Ensure you get a firm "Quote" before proceeding, and remember these days the cost of repair can equal or exceed the price of a new one.

Posted on Feb 18, 2010

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No. Please have it checkd as it is dangerous to let the high voltage jump along side the magnetron. This will eventually result in the failure of the magnetron with a possible damage to the circuits.
So open and check if there is any foreign particles/insects struck within , Is the insulation damaged or remove the magnetron and clean the uni , clean the cabin specially if food haas accidently got spurted inside, dry the whole unit after cleaning before you fix back the magnetron.
The microwave must now work without crackling or else if the spark is seem near the magnetron , it must be replaced.
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NEVER put anything metal in the microwave. If your chocolate was in aluminum foil no wonder it arced. That is very hard on the microwave.

If the metal were in PERFECT contact, then it would not arc, however that condition is unlikely. Just touching doesn't count... If it was welded and could not touch other metal or the walls, you MIIGHT get away with it.

When Baker told you to put it in a bowl, that MEANS the bare chocolate.

ALSO NEVER put bowls that have metalic trim as the trim will arc to itself.

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