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I have a whirlpool mh8150xjq-1 microwave. it was manufactured in 2002. Recently, it started sparking from the rack hook- only one. it would do this intermittenly until it started doing this more often and caught on fire. I removed it with plyers- is that ok?

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The area that has arced needs to be cleaned thoroughly, and if the paint is affected, it will need to be sanded smooth and cleaned with alcohol.

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

If the rack support is charred or melted, it will need to be replaced. It's best to replace them as a set.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

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Posted on Sep 06, 2008

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If you have given the microwave enough time to cool off and it still does not work then I would suggest that you would need a new one, as the circuit board may be fried that connects the control panel.

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I had the same exact problem. My clips arced when I ran the unit and I also observed flames which was quite unsetteling. A work around for me, since I don't use the rack was I took it out then removed the clips. All that was required to remove the clips was a pair of plyers grabing each cliip at their base. I pulled firmly and there is alittle resistance but with a firm pull straight out they'll pop out.

But I have to say if you use rack your probably looking for a new mircowave.

Posted on May 03, 2009

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That's the waveguide cover, a critical part of the oven.

This arcing is usually 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.

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

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

You can just enter your full model number at the Sears parts site.

A full Sears/Kenmore model number has 3 digits, a dot, then 8 more digits, such as ###.########

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

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If the rack support is charred or melted, it will need to be replaced. It's best to replace them as a set.

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