Question about Microwave Ovens

2 Answers

The wave guide is cracked in our new microwave, can we use it.

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 4,059 Answers

If it's just cracked but will stay in position, it's ok to use it. You can buy another at a parts appliance store and you can cut them to fit.

Posted on Oct 05, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 7 Answers

No, I would recomend not using it!!!!

A waveguide passes the high energy needed to cook your food into the protected area. If it is cracked that energy is leaking out into your kitchen. Get a new mircowave.

Posted on Oct 05, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

There was a little explosion of sparks in my Hamilton Beach microwave, leaving a black residue on the waveguide cover and a chemical smell inside the oven. Oven still works. Is it safe to use?


not until you have it checked out in a repair shop.
using a microwave oven where it is possible that the microwave generated by the magnatron can escape to outside, means that any person in the vicinity of the unit can suffer radiation burns and /or get cancer if allowed to be exposed a simple check is all that is necessary

Mar 07, 2017 | Hamilton Beach Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

Our De Dietrich DME715X microwave oven is sparking from the ceiling - have tried a new wave guide cover but that did not work.


Some ovens have a tuning stub in the wave guide. If it has become loose or rusted, it could cause the problem. If that's the cause, you would have to transfer all of the oven's components to a new cavity. This is usually not done due to the cost, although I did do this once on an oven that was still under warranty.

Make sure the wave guide is clean inside.

Also check for rust near the wave guide cover. Re painting damaged areas might help.

Sparks fly, too, if the ovens contents do not contain enough water to absorb enough of the microwave energy. Leftover energy converts itself into electrical current in any conductive material (such as cavity panels).

Nov 25, 2016 | De Dietrich Microwave Ovens

2 Answers

My GE microwave is starting to arc, You can see the arcs on the plate (I believe it is the wave guide cover) on the right side interior. Burn marks are evident on teh plate. Is it the waveguide cover or...


Some units use a plastic or fiberglass cover over the wave guide where the microwaves are dumped into the oven cavity. If this cover gets coated with food/grease, or soaks up grease, it can arc, or catch fire. If unit is still operating properly otherwise, I would suggest replacing the cover. You need to inspect the wave guide, also, to make sure it is still intact, and there are no cracks in it that would allow microwave radiation to escape.

Apr 17, 2014 | Maytag MMC5000 Microwave Oven

1 Answer

WHY DID MY MICROWAVE OVEN BURST INTO A FLAME AFTER 30 SECONDS ON HIGH POWER? TWICE. LMV1314B bought Jan. 2008


Hi,
Actually you don't need to replace the microwave, you just need to replace the carboard piece or "wave guide" and replace the magnetron inside the microwave behind the cardboard piece. The magnetron will commonly arc out to the wave guide if the wave guide gets something that splatters on it. The repair isn't cheap because the magnetron costs about $200 and the wave guide is another $30 or so, but if you replace both these parts you should be good to go again.
The magnetron usually have 5 years warranty, however you need to speak with manufacturer itself for the same.
Let me know,if needed further assistance.
Hope i helped you.
Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

Sep 23, 2011 | LG LMV1314 Microwave Oven

1 Answer

My built-in microwave, 2001 build UMC5100ADW emits sparks from behind cardboard panel. Suspect magnatron, or maybe metal deposits in cardboard. Looking for a replacement to fit the frame...


That "Cardboard" item is a wave guide cover and is critical part of the machine.
It is made of mica and needs replacing. The magnetron is OK as long as it does not spark too much or get any foreign items in there.
Replace the wave guide cover.

Feb 27, 2011 | Maytag Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

My microwave is making a cracking sound like if it had metal in it but i took everything out and its still making the cracking sound. What could be causing this sounds if microwave is empty?


A contaminated wave guide cover will crackle and spark.
They should be periodically checked, cleaned or replaced.
Contact Maytag for replacement parts.
Hope this fixes your noise.

Nov 27, 2010 | Maytag MMV5207AAS Microwave Oven

1 Answer

On my LG wavedom microwave, when I was trying to warm milk the microwave makes some noise sounding like popcorn or something cracking and there is a blue light flashing inside the microwave.


Are you using a container which has gold trimmings on it.
It could have a faulty wave guide cover. how often does it do it is it only when heating the milk?

Oct 16, 2010 | LG Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

I have a GE Microwave Oven/Dual Element Browner Model # JES1288SHO3. The inside cabinet is arching through the wave guide panel. DAVE IN LA.


Hi Dave in LA,

The wave gude cover is replaceable, the part number is1085082. The reason for arcing through is typically a splatter of food stuck to the cover and then the heating waves overcooked or burned it. Carefully replace the cover (panel), look for any burned spots behind the cover, if the wave guide is burned through, the Microwave is unrepairable. If the waveguide has small arc spots you can carefully clean (sandpaper) and use touchup paint to recoat. I hope this helps and if it does, please let us know!

Apr 18, 2010 | Microwave Ovens

2 Answers

Sparks and strange noise when microwave is turned on even when empty inside. i have a ge jvm1850smss over the oven microwave.


YOU SHOULD NOT RUN MICRO WITHOUT ANY THING IN IT / THIS WILL OVER LOAD THE MAG TUBE . AND SOME TIMES FRY IT .. The sparking and arcing is probably a bad wave guide . this is sometimes caused by food splater / it gets in the cracks and corners and then cooks till it truns to carbon which conduts the micro's and thus arching .. clean it good and touch up any burns in the metal and repl wave guide cover. mm hope this will help .. mm

Dec 20, 2009 | GE Spacemaker Over-the-Range Microwave

2 Answers

Need to replace handle on micro wave can not


I HAVE A GE PROFILE SPACESAVER 2.0 OVER THE RANGE MICRO WAVE, CRACKED HANDLE, WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW TO REMOVE HANDLE AND INSTALL NEW ONE.

Dec 18, 2009 | Jenn-Air M439 Microwave Oven

Not finding what you are looking for?
Microwave Ovens Logo

Related Topics:

67 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Microwave Ovens Experts

William Miller
William Miller

Level 3 Expert

9047 Answers

Devabhakthuni...
Devabhakthuni...

Level 2 Expert

225 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75822 Answers

Are you a Microwave Oven Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...