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When turning on and within a few seconds the oven smells hot. Perhaps a electircal problem? We stopped it immediately; tried again with the same results. Serial # GL906529B

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  • mmtoch Nov 16, 2009

    Hello,

    Is taking the oven apart easily done and easy to repair? Where are parts purchased. Would an electrician be needed?

    I understand that there is a waranty for 5 years to cover the magnetron tube if it fails. Is this a possiblity?

    Margaret Harris

  • mmtoch Nov 17, 2009

    Thank you for your prompt replys. I will use this service again.

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Hi


Thanks for using FixYa. It means that the temperature censor has gone bad and it is not cutting off automatically. It might have also happened due to some burnt component/wire inside the oven because of the over heating.

To check this you’ll need to disassemble the oven and look for any burnt component or wire inside the oven. Also check for dark/black spots near any component which indicates that there was an internal mal function.

Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.


Thanks

Rylee

Posted on Nov 16, 2009

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Nov 16, 2009



    It could be fatal to open the microwave as it contains 10000 volt current in the capacitors. Even when in off conditions the voltage is still there and is very risky to disassemble it and if you touch any component, it will be shorted and may create more troubles. That's why I recommend that it should be done by a professional repair tech. If the magnetron has gone bad, they will not charge you any thing as it is under warranty.


    Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.


    Thanks

    Rylee

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