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My mom put a cup of tea to heat up and after 8 seconds the oven started ssmoking up and a heavy grey smoke was coming out with a horrible toxic smell. What do I do?

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It sounds like the high voltage transformer failed, but it will have to be checked by a knowledgable person.

Posted on Oct 17, 2013

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SOURCE: faint buzzing sound smoke coming from back

The high-voltage transformer (or inverter transformer) has probably failed.

Due to the lethal voltages used and produced, I do not recommend that an inexperienced person work on these.

I would recommend that you contact your nearest Panasonic-authorized servicer.

You can find one here:
http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/vServiceLocator?storeId=15001

Posted on Nov 05, 2007

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SOURCE: just bought and installed a

If it's clean inside and behind the stirrer cover, I would suspect a bad magnetron.

If you've had it less than 30 days (or whatever your dealer;'s return period is) I'd take it back.

Otherwise, since it's less than one year old, it should be fully covered under warranty. I'd suggest contacting the manufacturer to get it fixed free.

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Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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SOURCE: microwave died and started spewing smoke

Sorry but it sound like a component in the power circuit, transformer/capacitor/diode?.
if you feel capable to do the testing I can guide you

Posted on Feb 23, 2009

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SOURCE: smoke came out of the door of the microwave oven

Have it replaced.

Posted on Jul 05, 2009

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SOURCE: my microwave onen is not heating anything

I would suggest that the overheat stat on the magnetron has blown. If you are happy it's a simple thing to do but just make sure you disconnect from the mains before removing the cover and make sure that the High voltage capacitor is discharged. If you are not sure a qualified service tech will be able to fix this for you at little cost.

Hope this helps

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