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Cooked food smells funny,could it be a leak? - Emerson MW8626W Microwave Oven

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    Jeff Rockwell Mar 17, 2011

    A leak from what? If you are referring to RADIATION. Microwave ovens DO NOT use nuclear fusion to heat food. It uses Radio Frequency (RF) energy that is generated by a magentron power tube.

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It sounds like the magnetron is starting to fail, it gives off a funny smell like ozone and is very distinctive, I would replace the oven, cheaper in the long run.

Posted on Mar 17, 2011

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Unless you can associate the odor with burning electronics, it probably isn't being caused by the microwave.

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