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Kenmore 318279600 The microwave begins to spark and smells like smoke after 6 seconds of running.

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SOURCE: buzz, plastic smell and no heat

Chances are you have a magnetron that's failing. GE had a rash of "underperforming" magnetrons on these units. They replace the magnetron, stirrer and high-voltage diode at no charge for parts as long as a GE-authorized service center does the work. Sometimes the unit gets run too long in a failing state and the waveguide and chassis of the oven get damaged. The bulletin shows you where tyo check. To see if yours is covered, see this bulletin: http://www.microwavedisplay.com/ge_mw_mag_kit_bulletin.pdf Otherwise, you need to contact GE Customer Relations at 1-800-386-1215 as soon as possible and tell them your problem and they will put you in touch with a local authorized servicer.

Posted on Apr 11, 2007

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SOURCE: Smoke Coming from inside of Microwave even when warming for 10 seconds

Proberly wave guide cover at side it can get grease behind it,And when you used it with small load it tried to cook it and then burned the mica cover,Take mica cover off and try it without it to seeif problem resolved if ok,New cover can be obtained if req.Regards grandadfixer

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

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SOURCE: where can I take my Emerson Microwave to be

Check the wires for the door switches make sure they are not touching. If they are pull them apart and put new ends on or just some electrical tape.

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

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SOURCE: kenmore over the stove microwave will not heat 1996

YOUR MAGNETRON IS MOST LIKELY BAD. THIS IS THE UNIT THAT CREATES THE MICROWAVES.

Posted on Apr 12, 2009

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SOURCE: microwave smokes and smells like burning plastic

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Here is a tip that will help you to figure out what is wrong with your Microwave Oven....

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Posted on Aug 07, 2010

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