Question about Maytag MMV5000 Microwave Oven
There is an internal fuse, but the exploding water may have shorted other components.
Posted on Jun 09, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: boiling water
This is not unusual, and it can reuslt in a nasty burn.
It may help if you be sure the sides of the container are wet before you heat it.
Also, after heating, if you push the microwave back and forth a little bit before opening the door, that may trigger the outburst in a safer manner.
Even better, if this happens a lot with a certain container, put a wooden (non-metallic) spoon in the container before you heat it.
Here's an interesting article about this from Snopes:
And an advisory from the FDA:
Posted on Nov 19, 2007
Yes there is a fuse most likely a ceramic not a glass type. How long did you heat the water for? I have seen magnetron tubes which produce the microwaves to heat the item go bad and cause the case of the microwave to get very hot. This is unsafe and could start a fire, you can look inside the microwave and remove the mica or plastic cover which covers the wave guide and look for burnt paint. If you see any sighs of burning junk the microwave oven, or have the unit repaired.
Posted on Jul 15, 2009
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