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Food fire food overcooked and smoked in microwave bad odor and now the food is gone but the smoke odor is left. how do I get rid of the smell now. microwave itself is unharmed thank you, hank


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I placed food in the microwave over to heat for 19 seconds, when it was finished I smelled smoke coming from the oven. The food was fine. I unpluged the oven. I tried it a couple of days later, it...


the smoke probably came from the heated food. try using it next time with different kind of foods and also try it to the same kind of food that produces smoke but observe carefully what will happen.

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To add to my previous clarification request, the smell may be coming from the magnetron. It will overheat if the cooling fan is not running.

But again, I likely covered it in my previous Clarification Request, but if you still want help, Please reply back with your brand and model number so we can help you.

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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