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I have a Toshiba microwave oven it must be at least 20 years old and have just noticed that the outside metal covering of the microwave is getting hot just wondered if that is normal as it still works properly

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It may be leaking microwave radiation withing the cabinet.
It would probably be a prudent idea to replace this machine with a newer safer micro.

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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 about the size of a playing card and often held in place by a plastic rivet.

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 the metal of the cavity is chipped or charred, you need to clean it, sand it shiny, then clean it squeaky clean again.

Then you can get high temperature appliance paint in spray or brush-on form from local appliance part stores or places like Wal-Mart and Lowe's.

I would suggest you let it dry overnight with the door open before using the oven.

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

It provides critical protection for the magnetron.


You can order Sharp parts from Encompass here or call them toll-free at 866-779-5835.

Recheck your full model number. You have an incomplete one above.

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Microwave about 3 years old. Started making a bag of popcorn and after about 1 min. the unit started making a sizzling and grinding sound and a puff of smoke was noticed at the inside right panel opening....


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 about the size of a playing card and often held in place by a plastic rivet.

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 the metal of the oven wall is burned or chipped, the area will first have to be sanded smooth and cleaned and dried thoroughly.

Then you can apply some high-temperature appliance paint, available from places like Wal-Mart, Lowe's or Builder's Square.

If the cavity metal of the oven is cracked or split, you can use a small amount of steel-based epoxy such as JB-WELD to patch the crack or hole.

Once that dries thoroughly, you can sand it very smooth, then apply paint.

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

It provides critical protection for the magnetron.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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There are nylon push-in fasteners that snap into place. If there is a shop that works on microwaves, they will generally have them. Over time these fasteners get brittle and crumble away. Another option is to use nylon screws, if you can find some the right size. I don't recommend metal screws as they may arc in the cooking cavity. Using the microwave without the cover will result in spattered food getting into areas that can't be cleaned.

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

The waveguide cover is usually about the size of a playing card and held in place by a plastic rivet.

It can be fragile, and the metal edges 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 the cavity metal of the oven is chipped or charred, it will have to be sanded smmoth and clean.

Then you can apply some high-temperature appliance paint, available from places liek Wal-Mart or Lowe's.

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

For more help from Emerson http://www.emersonradio.com ; Get help using your appliance 1-800-898-9020 ; Get help locating a servicer or parts 1-800-695-0098.

If it's not a problem caused by outside forces, it may be covered under warranty.

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