Question about Microwave Ovens
For about 10 days taking longer and longer to heat or cook. Thought about calling someone.
Then one morning made a "poof" sound and the inside of the microven filled with smoke.
I unplugged it, and it has remained that way. Afraid to plug it back in.
Smells like burned electric wires.
Should I open it up?
It's most likely a failed high voltage rectifier diode or high voltage transformer.
If you or someone you know wants to look into this, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk
You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383
There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel, which is very helpful when troubleshooting.
Here are some links you or someone you know can use for test help, but read their safety warnings first:
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William E. Miller, AS-EET
Posted on May 09, 2008
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