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My microwave roof suddenly started giving smoke and the microwave safe container melted

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The cover keeps food splashes and vapors out of the waveguide. Garbage in the waveguide will degrade performance and could cause magnetron failure or another fire.

If the oven has already quit working (no power), the fire opened up the oven cavity thermal cutout (that's what the part is for). A generic replacement is about $5.

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Last night while making popcorn, I smelled burning plastic. I shut the Microwave off and open the door to find the rack hooks melting. What would cause this to happen? Can I use the Microwave anymore?


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When starting to reheat a loud crack, explosion, sound occurred,


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I would recommend that you contact your nearest Panasonic-authorized servicer.

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