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My Sharp R408 Sparks and Pops -- this happened all of the sudden ... After about 4 seconds there is a fireworks display inside ... I tried to clean the inside, but no difference. There is a small scratch of exposed metal, about an inch long, and only a hair's width .Is that the problem?

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SOURCE: my sharp microwave oven sparks and pops when in use.

1. You have to clean m/w inside from all kind of grease and food resedue.
2. Inspected m/w cavity inside and clean all burning spots with sand paper.
3.Apply touch paint on this spots.
Different color touch paint you can buy at any appliance patrs store.

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