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Frigidaire Microwave problem

I have a Frigidaire Microwave (Over my stove) which is about three years
old. It was working fine until it suddenly began shooting sparks,
(smell of burning) and then flames began to come from vent holes inside
(Just reheating a cup of coffee in a glass mug). We immediately shut it off.
Just wondering if we should bother paying a repairman to come and check it out, or if we should just replace it. Do you think this could be something
that is repairable?

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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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Thank you,
Dave E. (Illeagle)

"Your satisfaction is my personal reward"

Posted on Jul 26, 2008

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