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Sparks inside the microwave

Everytime we use microwave it sparks at the top and makes noise...we dont use it right know ,,,not even a year old,,,,what do we do...we still have receipt

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Remove the round button(s) and remove the cover..clean thoroughly and replace anything thats burnt, if metal clean and paint touchup

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