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Why is my microwave oven sparking?

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  • mmatteson2 Nov 17, 2009

    the paint isnt chipped but i recently replaced the light bulb and when i put the light cover back on the metal was rubbing against the top because it started sparking and now the metal piece of the cover is black. Now there is no cover on the light and it is still sparking...what do i do?

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If the paint on the inside of the micro is chipped off in some places, it will ark to the exsposed metel

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