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Micro wave just quit working

First the light inside was dim and when I hit the quick cook,  it acted like it tried to start and then just turned off.  My first reaction was to unplug it to see if it would reset but being as he is........ my husband decided he would do this again  several times (as if it would magically fix it)  and now it won't come on or do anything.  I unplugged it overnight, still nothing.  Seems to have some kind of "goo" oozing out the back bottom panel.  Looks thick like old bacon grease?  I am not even sure how that would get there since it seems to be completely sealed on the inside.

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