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Burning smell , Microwave not turning off

I have a wallmount Microwave - Kenmore Model 665.61701100. It has under-hood range for exhaust. One day I decided to clean the fats deposited around microwave. I used fat cleaning spray that I had bought at Walmart. I also used warm water to clean the mess around microwave. While cleaning, Microwave turned on by itself and never shut off. I thought the only exhaust fan was turning on, but after ½ hr of unit being on, I realized, it was whole microwave on. turn-table was not turning anytime. And I started to get a strong burning smell (as if motor was burning). I did not notice any fumes only smell. I unplugged the microwave from wall switch to turn it off. Now any time I put the switch back, microwave turns on & I get same strong burning smell “immediately”- but no fumes. I left microwave alone for ~30 days to let moisture dry. And tried hooking the microwave again. I still get this strong burning smell. I am unable to unhook the Microwave from wall mounts & am afraid that I might spoil the wall mantles.

What is the problem with my microwave? How should I fix it myself?


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The control circuit shorted out from the cleaning session and kept the microwave on so long with nothing to cook that it has cooked itself I'm sorry to tell you. Probably not worth repairing

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My microwave just did this.... i actually opened it and it was still running... was very very hot... hopefully i didn't fry my brains.

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If you clean any appliances always plug out the unit power supply do spray any liquid in the unit that can enter inside the control, instead just wipe it with rug not spray. In this situation you have to call for a qualified technician. Maybe there are some wires that burned or rust in the control that cause the short circuit inside the unit..

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