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My Whirlpool over-the-oven microwave generated a "pop" sound and red flash last night -- it seemed to come from the left side, where there is a grid of small circular vent holes -- while warming an uncovered small plastic container with some macaroni inside. I opened the door and noticed a slight burning odor, and immediately unplugged it. I can see that there is some very light grease collection on the inner wall behind the vents, but it is very light -- we generally cover dishes to warm them. I called Whirlpool, but they could only suggest calling a repairman. I'm hesitant to turn this on again. It's a model MH1160XSB-0.

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Sorry to read about your problem, I hope this helps you out.

This can be normal, if you have grease or food stuck on the side walls, just clean entire oven area,

some cooking containers are more apt to causing sparking than others.

If it does it again, i would suggest you call a service company, But your unit can be replaced for around $150.00. So I dont know if it would be worth it.

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