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I have an Emerson MW89998B microwave. When trying to use it will spark and smoke. Any suggestions on what might be causing this. Have cleaning it and clean it weekly.

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It is possible that your magnetron is heating up some soft spots inside the oven or there is a damage to the feed wires to the maggnetron or to the main capacitors. But before we start, I want you to be very careful. Remove the power and use a good flash light to look inside for the mountings near the magnetron-- a square/round fitting top right side of the oven when viewing from the front. If there is any possibility that your have not used food covers, some food could have splurted on to this and made it soft due to heating on the food. If so, you will have make a clean dry wipe, let it dry for some time before you test. If fault stays visualise the spot of smoke and invetigate . If you are powering the set with the cover removed please be very careful. replace the capacitor, wires or any insects/ cockroaches that have got entanged. hope you find this advise helpful Good day

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