Question about Amana AMV1162 Microwave Oven
Amana Microwave model MVH240W making poping electrical noise . 10 year old unit. what is the problem?
Quite often this is due to grease or food particles stuck to the inside of the oven or stuck on or behind the waveguide cover.
The waveguide cover is usually about the size of a playing card and often held in place by a plastic rivet.
Sometimes it is in the ceiling of the oven.
It can be fragile, and the metal edges of the oven behind it can be sharp, so be careful!
The cover and the metal behind it should be cleaned with a mild, non-ammonia cleaner.
If the cavity metal of the oven is chipped or charred, it will have to be sanded smooth and clean.
Then you can apply some high-temperature appliance paint, available from places like Wal-Mart or Lowe's.
If your waveguide cover is burned, it will need to be replaced.
You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.
If it's not a waveguide problem, it may be a bad high voltage diode or loose high voltage wire inside.
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Posted on Oct 06, 2009
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