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It is smoking. Could this be the magnatron or is my microwave toast?

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  • kevin29163 Mar 16, 2011

    Is it worth fixing when I can get a new one for $150.00?

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It really depends why it is smoking.
I, due to the model number, suspect the invertor board, but it could be all sorts.
Call an aproved engineer and get it checked.

Posted on Mar 16, 2011

  • kevin29163 Mar 16, 2011

    If it is then is it worth fixing when a new microwave would cost $150.00?

  • specialistel Mar 17, 2011

    Only a local Panasonic Engineer can answer your question.
    It is not the most expensive model in the market place but has a good write up.
    I would get an estimate for repair first. If it is not too old and damage to the main board by way of fire damage will be looked at with high priority with a Panasonic agent. They are not supposed to catch fire!
    Keep an open mind as Panasonic may want to send you a replacement if it was caused by a manufacturing error.

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