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After about 2 months of joy with this microwave, it has suddenly become very noisy; in fact, it is almost impossible to carry on a conversation while the oven is on. Nothing is touching the sides that would cause a vibration; it just seems to be the "motor" inside the right side of the microwave. Is this normal, or is it fixable, or should I get the microwave oven exchanged for a replacement?

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Place a piece of rubber part between side door and High voltage transformer.

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