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Problem with the Frigidaire PLMB209DCC 1200 Watts Microwave Oven. My oven sparks, the light flashes and it smells like it is burning when I try to heat something up. It sounds really bad when I have it on - it is three years old. Please help. THANKS!!

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You did not provide a model number, so I am unable to offer any brand specific information. I can offer a probable solution based on the description of your complaint.

My Solution is:
You may have had some grease or other debris build up on what is called a "waveguide cover", which is used in all models and brands. The microwave has to pass through this cover to get into the oven cavity. Any grease build up on it will start burning and sparking as the cover deteriorates. This cover can sometimes be consumer replaceable. I would recommend that you have a technician check this out for safety reasons. I am unable to quote any rates or prices due to the lack of information but I think it would be cheaper than replacing the unit.

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Quite often this is due to grease or food particles stuck somewhere in the cavity of the oven or stuck on or behind the waveguide cover.

The waveguide cover (also called a spatter shield) is usually on the right side of the cavity and is about the size of a playing card and often held in place by a plastic rivet.

In some models it is a larger stirrer cover type made of thicker plastic in the ceiling of the oven.

It can be fragile, and the metal edges of the oven behind it can be sharp, so be careful!

The cover and the metal behind it should be cleaned with a mild, non-ammonia cleaner.

If your waveguide cover is burned, it will need to be replaced.

It provides critical protection for the magnetron.

Your owner's manual may show you how to remove the cover.

You can download owner's manuals and installation instructions for Electrolux and Frigidaire here.

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Posted on Jan 31, 2010

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Your aren't giving me much to work with but I have fixed a bizillion microwaves and in most cases they blow the fuse (probably 18 amps) and it is because the HV diode shorted. So both would need to be replaced. Not a big expense. I would think about $50 from a reputable company. There are some exceptions of course. If the unit is very old it could have a bad magnetron in which case it is not worth repairing. The unit may only need a fuse. Everytime you hit go the microwave makes a very hard demand on power and over time the fuses can blow. Let's hope for the best a new fuse. Let me know how this works out.

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