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Smoking microwave I used my microwave in the morning and it's ok; then I cooked at lunch time and used the fan, after that when I used the microwave it started to released some smoke in the front vent and it smells like a burned rubber. What's wrong with my microwave? or is it the fan?

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It could be the fan motor, a component on the circuit board that drives the fan (triac) , the magnetron, high voltage transformer, etc.

It will need to be diagnosed. Smoke is always a bad sign, but not necessarily expensive for a do-it-yourselfer.

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical safety information and disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa.

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

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.

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

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

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