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Maytag MMV1153BAW interior access panel

There is an interior access panel inside the microwave. It is a round plastic panel with type (OPEN, CLOSE) arrows that tells you which direction to turn the panel to open it. There is a small plastic tab (about the size of a thumbtack) that holds or locks the panel in place. That small tab broke and I've fixed it temporarily (until I get a new plastic tab). What is the purpose of the device (a round metallic disk looking thing that apparently rotates) inside the panel? When I put it back together a spark arched out of that panel, but then everything seemed fine. I'd like to know what it does and if I should stop using the microwave for now. The MW seems to be working just fine. Thank you. DPN

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This is the stirrer cover. It is important. It is to keep food particles and grease out of the stirrer and waveguide area.

If grease or food particles build up, they can arc, which will cause burn damage to the cover, stirrer, chassis, and/or magnetron.

If you have any arcing, you should remove it for cleaning. Be careful of sharp edges.

The stirrer's job is to stir the microwaves to ensure even heating, even when a turntable is not present or not used.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

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This is the stirrer cover. It is important. It is to keep food particles and grease out of the stirrer and waveguide area.

If grease or food particles build up, they can arc, which will cause burn damage to the cover, stirrer, chassis, and/or magnetron.

If you have any arcing, you should remove it for cleaning. Be careful of sharp edges.

The stirrer's job is to stir the microwaves to ensure even heating, even when a turntable is not present or not used.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on May 09, 2008

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