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MMV1153AAW- burn plastic smell and loud buzz...

We've had this over the range microwave for a couple of years (manufacture date of 2004), but only used it for a couple of months! A few months after installation, I was defrosting cornish game hens when it started buzzing loudly and began to smell like burning plastic. We spent the rest of the year looking for the reciept to make a warranty claim but, alas, it was gone. Anyway, we've sadly been using if for storage ever since, and I thought it was high time to see if there was any hope for it. Any thoughts? Thanks!

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  • CallieB Apr 23, 2008

    We've had exactly the same problem The oven was working fine until yesterday--I put in a baked potato, started the oven, and immediately heard a loud sound (like a small jet). When I opened the door I smelled a burned plastic odor. Not sure what to do and would appreciate a solution.

  • ChadOhman Jun 10, 2008

    Greetings, we have the exact same model but 2005 manufacture date. This Microwave was standard with the home we purchased 20 months ago. Just went out this evening.

    Loud buzzing, then POP and you could see something burning behind the top vent above the LED lights.

    After a little research googling this model, i'm surprised that there hasn't been a recall.

  • issafornia Dec 16, 2008

    same problem smell of burnt electronics. also it would not shut off. talk about a major pannic to shut the main breaker off as to not start a fire. I will not ever buy a maytag product again!!!

  • Anonymous May 05, 2009

    Same problem! Just started tonight, in the middle of normal operation--- the buzz made me go back and check... and that horrible burned plastic smell. I was afraid I had a non-microwaveable bowl in there - but no such luck.

    We tried a few more times- at one point it did it for about 4 seonds then stopped... gave us hope, but



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my guess would be the wave cover. sometimes they smoke and makes sparking sounds. does it still heat food?...if it does, then its not the magnetron.

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the unit inside the microwave that heats called the "magnetron" has gone bad or the circuits that power the magnetron have failed. if its under warranty still, send it back to the manufacturer. if not you can call some repair shops and see how much it would be to service it, but its most likely going to be cheaper to purchace a new microwave since they are relatively cheap these days. microwaves are throw away product now days, they dont make them to last anymore, i hope this helps and good luck to you

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