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Is it safe to use a microwave if some thing inside of it caught on fire?

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  • PETER WRIGHT May 11, 2010

    i believe so i had the same thing happen to me, make sure the microwave hasnt lost the protective coating inside if not u may be lucky dont want all those blue sparks shooting everywhere.. but is so. u can pick up a semi decent one really cheap nowdays.. best thing to do is try it boil water if all went as it should then i would say your safe,,

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The microwave is safe to use if the inteior walls have not been damaged and nothing else is chjpped, melted or burned. Did the microwave cause the problem or was something left in it too long? Try heating a cup of water in it for a minute and make sure it works with no sparks or odd sounds.

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Its no problem at all so long as it still runs normally. Only problem, is the smell will annoy you for a while. Give oven a good wipe down with a good cleaning agent.(I'm assuming the fire didn't get out of control).

Posted on Sep 27, 2009

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Whirlpool had a recall on many microwaves due to this problem. Call Whirlpool and see if yours is one of them. My microwave model was mh7140xfb and was on the recall list.

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If you have given the microwave enough time to cool off and it still does not work then I would suggest that you would need a new one, as the circuit board may be fried that connects the control panel.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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