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My microwave oven heats, but makes strange crackling noises. Is it allright to keep using the unit?

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No. Please have it checkd as it is dangerous to let the high voltage jump along side the magnetron. This will eventually result in the failure of the magnetron with a possible damage to the circuits.
So open and check if there is any foreign particles/insects struck within , Is the insulation damaged or remove the magnetron and clean the uni , clean the cabin specially if food haas accidently got spurted inside, dry the whole unit after cleaning before you fix back the magnetron.
The microwave must now work without crackling or else if the spark is seem near the magnetron , it must be replaced.
Hope this advice helps.

Posted on Aug 27, 2010

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