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Maytag - MMV5165AAS

Its smells like burning plastic and its lauder.

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  • hnino12 Nov 02, 2008

    The microwave was working fine we had it set up for 7 minutes then at about 3 minutes left started the laud noise and it did not finish heating the meal.

  • Anonymous Nov 13, 2008

    Mine will make the loud noise rather sporadic. The smell is there also. It will not heat while this is going on. It does'nt matter what you are cooking or for how long. Some days it will work fine. I have had this problem since I installed the microwave. I should have had it looked at under warranty but did not. I don't know if I will ever purchase another Maytag anything because of it.

  • William Miller
    William Miller May 11, 2010

    Is there any burned-looking spots inside the cooking cavity at the sides or in the ceiling?

    I'm first suspecting grease and arcing on the waveguide cover...

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If it is under warranty, call service. I experienced similar odors, sounds, and failure to heat meals. The magnetron/emitter and the transformer are replaced on two separate failures. Now the third time just happened. I am afraid mine is out of warranty and I will not purchase Maytag again.

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