Question about Frigidaire PLMV169DC Microwave Oven
This is a new microwave. Since it was installed, whenever we turn it on, it pops really loudly, and shoots blue sparks immediately upon hitting the start button, then it works fine. I have had it looked at by a repairman, who stated that he could not find any signs of sparking wiring, and the microwave never popped or sparked at all while he was there. Three days later when I used it again, it popped and shot sparks. Whats up with this?
I had the same sparking problem with a Bosch 5050. Replaced the mica cover after cleaning the cavity, but did not solve the problem,
Any other ideas?
Posted on Jan 29, 2013
Hey I have had the same problem! What's wrong with this microwave!
Posted on Nov 18, 2008
My microwave was "unrepairable" by the local authorized Electrolux service center. Frigidaire is in the process of replacing it. So, if yours sparks, don't assume it's food and moisture.
Posted on Jun 29, 2008
Check behind the "Wave Guide Cover" on the inside cavity. There may be moisture or food residue behind it. Should be a cover that is plastic or Mica. Really strange that it's sparking being new. Also check that you use plates without gold or silver trimmings (Crockery or porcelein). This will also cause sparking. Remember that microwaves will always go to the first organic source in its path. The wave guide cover, if soiled, is very close to the tip of the Magnetron and will therefor result in arcing. Good Luck, JUS004
Posted on Feb 26, 2008
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