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I also have a one year old microwave that starts on its own.

The microwave will turn itself on ( seems to be the popcorn programmed button). I have to keep the darn thing unplugged when not in use.

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Had the same problem. Replaced the switch membrane (front controll panel) and it fixed the problem.

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Your power level should be on high, but you shouldn't rely on the oven to time the cooking. I have yet to find an oven that won't burn popcorn if it has a preset POPCORN button. Press it and walk away and next thing you know, you've got charcoal. You should always stick around while making popcorn. Stop the oven and take the bag out when the time between pops drops to 1 or 2 seconds. The corn will continue to pop on its own for a bit because of stored heat, but you won't burn it. You'll never get 100% of the corn to pop, so don't worry about unpopped kernels.

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I have never found a microwave oven that worked perfectly for popcorn. If you are using the "popcorn" button it can only guess at what your popcorn needs. This is my soultion at work as well as at home or a fiends place. I watch the process and listen to the pooping. When it get down to two seconds between pops I shut it off. Each type of popcorn will act differently but if you keep using it and keep using the same microwave, eventually through a process of testing you can come to a time that will work with your process. One other thing the popcorn has to be on a rotating table and has to be put in with the correct side up. You will never get it perfect but you want to cut it off before it begins to burn.

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Microwave burns popcorn. what part is defective?


If the microwave functions normally while cooking everything else, but is only burning popcorn, there is no component problem that will cause this. You cannot adjust or replace any internal component to make it not burn popcorn. All power levels and program options are contolled by the consumer at the control panel. Refer to your owner;s manual for their recommendations.

If the oven is equipped with a popcorn feature button, it is programmed for a recommended power level and time. This is an ESTIMATED program feature. The manufacturers of both the oven and the popcorn will also give directions that tell you to turn the oven off when the popping slows to about a pop every 2 seconds. Failure to do so can result in burning.

If the microwave does not come with a popcorn feature button, the manufacturers of the popcorn have directions on the outside of the box that tell you what POWER LEVEL and TIME to set the oven on for the desired result. Again, the you still have to listen as the bag pops to ensure it does not burn.

In addition, on some microwave ovens, there is a feature that allows you to select the SIZE of the popcorn bag. Some popcorn manufacturers have smaller snack size bags that don't take as long to pop. You have to select the appropriate size to get the correct program option.

In any case, you never are to place popcorn in a microwave oven and walk away from it. All these program features are ESTIMATIONS based on manufacturers testing and recommendations for the best results. All microwave ovens are different and operate at different power levels. Your best judge is to listen as it pops.

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You are running the risk of damaging the Magnatron by doing this.

Check the packets you are using, you will have to reduce your power output.

This is because microwaves act by being absorbed by water. There is very little in popcorn and in fat. Once this has been evaporated, the microwave energy builds up (as it is still being produced - but not absorbed), and ends up cooking the magnatron itself.

I have seen countless posts on here after cooking popcorn!

More fun on the hob anyway - and cheaper to buy in bulk!

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The first thing I would suggest is a hard reset. Unplug the unit for a minute or so. Then plug it back in, set the clock and try again.

Let us know if the hard reset does not fix it.

It may have an intermittently shorting keypad or another problem on the control panel, which we repair for customers nationwide with our guaranteed $39.95 service.

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

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The first thing to try is a "hard reset". Unplug it from the power line for a few minutes, plug it back in, set the clock, then try again.

Keep a close eye on it, and if it fails again, you want to contact Maytag for free warranty repair.

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