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Cooking bag of vegetables in Samsung OTR Microwave M# SMH9151W and jeard a;pid gromdomgmpoce & s[arls flew and then unit died. Microwave is still getting poiwer but when you press start, unit shuts down completely, inside of charred from sparks.

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  • deborah170 Aug 24, 2010

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Sounds like some metel was interduced, now you cannot just put any bad of vegies the very paint might have some for of metals in it on the bag, Sounds like you blew the magntron in this bad boy and its going to cost a buch of money to fix it. Now that is caused by metal intruducted in the unit. A magatron might cost $100 bucks or more. Do not shoot the messenger i was not there when the vegies blew the unit nor do i know if it was save to put the whole bag in there. Let me know i am here to help, please do click accept button

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