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Our kitchenaid microwave, sparks when we turn it on.

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If the sparks are happening on the inside of the microwave's cooking area while you are cooking, then make sure you clean the inner surfaces really well. Be sure to remove any cooked on food particles that may have splashed up during cooking.

If the cleaning does not work, you may need to replace the waveguide cover. Click on the following Youtube video link for an instructional video on the process:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0xsXjhefy4

If the sparks are coming from somewhere other that the cooking area, then your unit may need more significant electrical repairs or service.

Thank you very much and good luck.

Posted on Mar 30, 2011

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    Joe2 Mar 30, 2011

    Obviously make sure you are not leaving anything metal inside the microwave when you are cooking. Anything made of metal like utensils or metal dishes, or aluminum foil will definitely cause sparking when microwaved. Also, you may just need to clean the wave guide cover rather than replace it. Just be careful when you remove it and be sure to clean the area underneath as well once it is removed. Please comment back here to this page if you have any questions and I will respond as soon as I see it. Thank you very much and good luck.

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