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When we start the microwave it starts flickering on and off and making strange noise

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Is the inside good and clean?

Quite often this is due to grease or food particles stuck somewhere in the cavity of the oven or stuck on or behind the waveguide cover.

It may also be in the area of the turntable support, TT coupler, or TT motor.

The waveguide cover (also called a spatter shield) is usually about the size of a playing card and often held in place by a plastic rivet.

In some models it is a larger stirrer cover type made of thicker plastic in the ceiling of the oven.

It can be fragile, and the metal edges of the oven behind it can be sharp, so be careful!

The cover and the metal behind it should be cleaned with a mild, non-ammonia cleaner.

In other cases, this is a failing magnetron.

We would need the full model number and a little more detail to give more advice.

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Posted on Dec 13, 2009

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