Question about Whirlpool MH6130XEB/Q Microwave Oven
On the ceiling of the microwave interior there is a disc about eight inches wide, near the center are two metal tabs (aprox. 1/4 inch) that come from inside of the microwave and lay flat against the disc. Today when I turned on the microwave there was a burning smell and a surging and when I looked into the microwave the left hand tab was glowing/melting. I shut off the microwave and wear the tab used to be is now burnt and chard (about 1/2 inch circle).
Can you tell me what is wrong with my microwave and what parts need to be replaced.
This is the waveguide cover / stirrer cover.
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.
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 cavity metal of the oven is chipped or charred, it will have to be sanded smooth and clean 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 your waveguide cover is burned, it will need to be replaced. It provides important protection for the magnetron.
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Posted on Jul 21, 2008
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