Question about Microwave Ovens
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
A microwave needs all those surfaces to be fully reflective. those scorch marks greatly affect the magnetron. it will soon burn out . reccommend a new microwave.
Posted on Feb 18, 2008
SOURCE: Small melted hole at microwave
It should be okay as long as none of the holes in the fine metal mesh / screen are damaged or enlarged and as long as the door closes fully and evenly.
Keep an eye on it in case it gets worse or any food or grease get stuck in the hole. That can lead to arcing & severe damage.
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Posted on Apr 23, 2008
SOURCE: Small 10 sec fire in microwave
Whirlpool had a recall on many microwaves due to this problem. Call Whirlpool and see if yours is one of them. My microwave model was mh7140xfb and was on the recall list.
Posted on Dec 29, 2008
1) How is the cavity damaged? Is it just peeling paint, or is it rust? If it's rust then the microwave could be dangerous.
2) The antenna cap usually has a small hole in the centre, but if there are any other holes in it the magnetron itself could be damaged, and holes caused by the magnetrin arcing.
Posted on Mar 25, 2009
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