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Made a crackling noise and smoke came pouring out of the side.Stoped it and opened door. Very hot on top inside and still making noise as if wiring is burning. Smells of burning plastic? Had to unplug it!! Is there a recall? the model JVM serial # HZ

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Your hi voltage transformer or magnetron tube are burning up from too much current draw from the mag tube

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