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Microwave...after a few seconds it starts sparking

I have a samsung microwave...after a few seconds it starts sparking under the round panel in the top right hand corner..it is only a few years old....I took the top panel off and there is a metal disk inside..do you have any suggestions Thanks

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The main unit in a microwave oven is called a magnitron. When these units get to a point of fault they do one of two things, they get weak or they get dangerously sttrong. You appear to have option two, and I would suggest a replacement unit ASAP. Do not use this machine for the output of waves is no longer being directed through the "normal" channels and it has become dangerous. Thank you, Dana

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OMG,
first thing, THROW IT AWAY!
These panels are in place to protect you from radiation that the microwave puts out to heat your food. Under no attempt should you use this piece of equipment, or attempt repair!! Either use the warranty program to send off and get repaired, or throw it out and buy a new one. I have found that even sending one for repair the owner is responsible for two way shipping, and that is usually half as much as a new microwave!
good luck,
Jay

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