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Microwave making strange noises and popping sounds when cooking food

Microwave is a Roper MHE 14 XMB-1 Serial Number TR R 51 41148

950W over the range microwave. It recently started making weird noises but still works.

Any ideas why, and home to fix it?

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check conrol circuit, and magnetron, and highvoltage section,

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That model number looks a bit off. I'd say it's one of these:


But for a part like this, any of the above should be the same.

There are two oven cavity thermostats in this model, which essentially act as flame sensors.

There should be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.

d:%5cele%5crepair%5cmicrowave%5cge_hotpoint%5cmini_manual_behind_grille_small.jpgAt our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

If you don't find yours, or if you want to look at it without disassembling the oven, you can download it here. (Try searching without suffix if you get no hits).

Accessing some components (especially the oven cavity thermostat) for testing and possible replacement will require you to remove the oven from the wall and take off the outer cover.

If so, the installation instructions are very handy, and it's best to have two people since the microwave can be heavy and awkward.

You can download Roper / Whirlpool owner's manuals and installation instructions here.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

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SOURCE: my microwave make strange noise when plug in power

remove it from your home and buy another one they do have a small amount of radiation per unit its not worth it.

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Usually you should have at least 12" - 18" AND a fireproof "Barrier" as the "Roof" of the stove "Floor" of the microwave shelf.

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