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My microwave makes a strange noise when it's turned on and also has a burning smell

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This is dangerous stop using it. the problem is arcing inside metal of the microwave. There is a cover (waveguide)inside that needs to be replaced and all the food and junk around needs to be cleaned then it will work just fine.

A microwave with this problem isn't safe unless a qualified servicer examines it,and not by phone.Without inspecting this in person I strongly feel ,that the risk is possible and dangerous

Posted on May 29, 2010

  • lohmanspaint May 29, 2010

    Is this something I could order and fix myself or do I need to call someone to come fix it. also. what would something like this cost to fix?

  • INDIRA KUMAR
    INDIRA KUMAR May 29, 2010

    If there is metaalic arc it cannot be fixed at home you will surely need the help of an technician. I will advice you to have an service call as if it persists it can become dangerous.Never try using it till that.

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