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Burning smell In normal use, microwave produces burn smelling but no smoke

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  • jbedard Nov 05, 2008

    same problem but it's a GE microwave.

  • Cameron Scott May 11, 2010

    In the recent past did someone burn popcorn or other type of food? Microwaves will smell for weeks if this has happened, regardless of the food they are reheating.

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This could also be a failing high voltage transformer or transformer.

While one should never leave a running microwave unattended, you should especially follow this rule for this microwave until the smell goes away or the unit develops another problem.

If it gets worse, please reply back.

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Posted on Mar 30, 2008

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All new products of this type do this to some degree but your description seems to indicate that it's much worse than normal with your machine.

Ordinarily, you can expect this to cease after a few uses and if the level of smoke and odour you've described is to be expected then the instruction booklet should say so. But as yours has visible smoke and a burning plastic smell I'd recommend that you exercise your rights under the Sale of Goods Act and return it to Tesco for a full refund or replacement. The smell of burnt lubricant is one thing, but a burning plastic smell means you can never trust the oven to be safe: none of the many microwave ovens which I've dealt with have ever smelled of burning plastic unless there was a fault.

You won't find any objection from Tesco as they do have good customer service; and when I lived in Cullompton briefly earlier this year the local branch was even better than usual at keeping customers happy.

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