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Door inside and metal vent area smells strongly of fumes

My microwave smells strongly of some type of fume. This smell is there on the inside of the door and on the vent (fan) area below. This smell is there even though the microwave is not in operation. The microwave seems to work fine otherwise.

My gas stove below emits no odor at all. The smell is stronger when I put my nose close to the inside frame of the door. This is making me nervous. Ever heard of this? Is it dangerous?
Cindy

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    William Miller May 11, 2010

    What does it smell like?

    How old is the microwave?


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