Question about Microwave Ovens

Open Question

Burned microwave smell

Odor in microwav e

Posted by Anonymous on

5 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 43 Answers

SOURCE: burning odor, no heat

A burning smell along with a different sound (growl) USUALLY indicates a breakdown in the High Voltage Side. This is not a direct short (short circuit) or the line fuse would have blown shutting everything down. The High Voltage Side is made up of-- The Secondary ,or High Voltage Side of The High Voltage Transformer, A High Voltage Diode, A High Voltage Capacitor, and The Magnetron. If The High Voltage Transformer is the problem it will smell like a florescent light ballast burning, and will smell each time you turn on the MW. A HV Diode burns and opens, thus no more smell. A HV Capacitor usually does not burn nor does the Magnetron. There is no Cheap-Fix unless you can see that the HV Diode is burned into and you can get to it to replace. CAUTION: Always unplug from power before attempting to repair. NOTE: If you replace a Diode make sure it goes back in the same direction it came out. Yes there is a front and back.

Posted on Jan 26, 2008

MicrowaveSvc
  • 9047 Answers

SOURCE: Burning smell from microwave

This is the waveguide cover / stirrer cover.

Quite often this is due to grease or food particles stuck to the inside of the oven or stuck on or behind the waveguide cover.

It can be fragile, and the metal edges of the oven behind it can be sharp, so be careful!

The cover and the metal behind it should be cleaned with a mild, non-ammonia cleaner.

If the cavity metal of the oven is chipped or charred, it will have to be sanded smooth and clean and dried thoroughly.

Then you can apply some high-temperature appliance paint, available from places like Wal-Mart, Lowe's or Builder's Square.

If your waveguide cover is burned, it will need to be replaced. It provides important protection for the magnetron.

Please reply back with your brand and model number so we can help you in obtaining parts.

Otherwise, you can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

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

Posted on Jul 21, 2008

localwonder
  • 6784 Answers

SOURCE: MICROWAVE IS NOT HEATING

HI, the actual device that produces the heat is damaged or faulty. this device is called the Magnetron. you will need to replace this part in order to restore the heating ability of this microwave oven.

Please rate and have a great day:)

Posted on May 29, 2009

heatman101
  • 43501 Answers

SOURCE: microwave smokes and smells like burning plastic

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

Microwave Oven Basic Troubleshooting Tips
http://www.fixya.com/support/r5508031-microwave_oven_basic_troubleshooting

heatman101

Posted on Aug 07, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Burning smell or smell stuck in the vent?


sweet smell from an electrical appliance is ozone cause fir high voltage discharge ( like the sweet smelling air after a lightning strike
take it in for a proper diagnosis

May 31, 2017 | Microwave Ovens

2 Answers

MIcrowave emits an electrical smell while cooking. It still cooks, but has started emitting an odor recently when in use.


Is the smell ionized (the outside smell of a cold winter morning air) or more of an electronic component burning??? if it's more of an ionized smell it could be normal, (if the smell is strong) it could be a leaking high voltage cable (electric arching) bad insulator, if it's more of an electronic component burning smell, it could be a overheating component, in both cases you should have it checked by a professional technician...

Cheers!

Jun 25, 2011 | Sharp KB-6024MS Stainless Steel 1000 Watts...

1 Answer

I smell burning odor when I turn it on, its a built-in Viking Model DMOC205SS Microwave.


From your description it is more than likely the magnetron is on the verge of failure, "heats food" I recommend having it checked before you use it again.

Jun 17, 2011 | Viking DMOC205SS Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Microwave has sort of burning odor,electrical smell


This caused by a defective magnetron, "heats food" and the odor is a classic symptom of a bad magnetron, cheaper to replace.

Apr 06, 2011 | GE Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

The microwave will run but not heat the food, then it smelled like burning wires.


From your description the magnetron has stopped working and the strong odor is a further indication that this is the problem.

Apr 05, 2011 | Amana ACM1580AS Microwave Oven

2 Answers

Cooked food smells funny,could it be a leak?


Unless you can associate the odor with burning electronics, it probably isn't being caused by the microwave.

Mar 17, 2011 | Emerson MW8626W Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Is there anything we can do to remove the smell of burned food from the microwave? The smell has permeated the inside of the unit and emits the burned food smell whenever it is used.


I've adviced you to placed charcoal inside the unit overnight or when it is not in used.
Charcoal will absorb the upleasant odor from your microwave oven.

Thanks for using fixya...

Jan 09, 2011 | Whirlpool Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

Microwave Heating Problems


Magnatron or the HV Transformer. Each has a distinct odor, Mag is heavy and thick burning smell transformer is more electrical. Eric

Aug 04, 2009 | Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

Odor of burned popcorn!!


The smoke has permeated the works, so a more aggressive cleaning will be needed.

There are many good suggestions for cleaning and deodorizing microwaves here.

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

Jul 27, 2008 | Jenn-Air JMV8208AAS Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Melted carousel in microwave / bad smell


For the smell, do a Google search for "smell microwave" or "odor microwave" for many great tips.

If you need a new turntable support, you can order Sharp parts from Tritronics at http://www.wehaveparts.com

It's part # FROLPB017MRK0

Nov 03, 2007 | Microwave Ovens

Not finding what you are looking for?
Microwave Ovens Logo

Related Topics:

311 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Microwave Ovens Experts

William Miller
William Miller

Level 3 Expert

9047 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75005 Answers

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

5056 Answers

Are you a Microwave Oven Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...