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Turn on microwave and it starts to spark in center of metal plate on sidewall of the unit

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Check if the paint is cracked or unit is rusted ?

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Sparks when cooking


Make sure no metal item (forks-spoons or oven rack) is touching the outer wall of the microwave. That will cause sparks. If all that is OK then there is usually a metal fan type blade in the microwave top called a stirrer blade that may be out of place and rubbing the cavity causing sparks. Try to pin point the spark area so you know where to look for the problem. Sparks usually mean metal is touching metal somewhere.

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see the troubleshooting section and follow the steps and fix it.
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Waveguide Cover

If the microwave is sparking or arcing the waveguide cover might be damaged and shorting out. Try removing the waveguide cover and see if the problem goes away. If there are any damaged spots in the microwave ceiling or sidewalls, repair them and paint them with microwave oven paint. Replace the waveguide cover if it is burnt or if it will not stay in place.


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Microwave Oven Paint

If the microwave is sparking or arcing on the side walls the paint might have chipped causing pitting in the metal oven wall. Use microwave safe paint to touch up any bare metal spots.





Rack Support

If the microwave is sparking or arcing near one of the rack supports, remove the support, repaint any bare metal, install a new support.

Sep 30, 2013 | Microwave Ovens

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Microwave when turn on making a noise and sparks comin from fan area?


follow this steps and fix it. God bless you

Waveguide Cover




If the microwave is sparking or arcing the waveguide cover might be damaged and shorting out. Try removing the waveguide cover and see if the problem goes away. If there are any damaged spots in the microwave ceiling or sidewalls, repair them and paint them with microwave oven paint. Replace the waveguide cover if it is burnt or if it will not stay in place.

Microwave Oven Paint




If the microwave is sparking or arcing on the side walls the paint might have chipped causing pitting in the metal oven wall. Use microwave safe paint to touch up any bare metal spots.

Rack Support




If the microwave is sparking or arcing near one of the rack supports, remove the support, repaint any bare metal, install a new support.

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My Goldstar MV-1310W microwave has sparks flying from the metal plate that's inside on the top.


Microwave ovens do not work well with exposed metal. IF you place uncoated metal in the oven, sparks will occur.
IF the interior of the oven has the metal exposed, it will cause sparking to occur.

There must be NO exposed metal inside a Microwave oven!

Aug 15, 2011 | Goldstar MV-1310W/B Microwave Oven

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A number of days ago we put two plates of food in the microwave to reheat them. There was a snap, crackle, pop noise. We checked to see there was no metal object in the unit....there wasn't ...we know...


Are you sure the plates were Microwave oven safe? Some dishes have metal in the colors of the design. A snap, crackle, pop noise normally means there is metal present in the oven.

Jun 05, 2011 | Microwave Ovens

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When I turn it on it starts to spark as if I put a metal or alluminium foil inside the microwave oven.


Any carbonization on the turntable will attempt to spark like that.
Clean the cavity completely and the turntable with glass plate. There is a wave guide cover that sparks when it is contaminated. That will require changing if it is the culprit.
Contact your supplier for spares.

Jan 20, 2011 | Emerson 025806092806 Microwave Oven

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When using on small amounts of food would burn (spark & flame)


Sparks in microwaves are caused by metal things in there. What kind of plate - any metal or gold leaf decoration on it?
Try a microwave safe dish.
Make sure you do not use metal items in microwaves.
I do not know the model number of your nuker, is it a new one or old? How long have you had it, and has it always done this?

Apr 26, 2009 | GE Microwave Ovens

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Sparks from inside the microwave


How old is the unit?
Is the 'Plate' clean?

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Apr 04, 2009 | RCA Microwave Ovens

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Sparks and Flames in my Kenmore 66561652100 Microwave


usually the only thing i'm aware of that will do that is if there is some kind of metal object in the microwave when you cook... even plates with thin painted metalic bands on the cause that affect.

remove the hook... place a container filled with water inside the microwave for about a minute to aid in cleaning... and examine the hook for any metal.

Mar 23, 2009 | Kenmore Microwave Ovens

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