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Microwave stops At firs our Microwave would arc while using popcorn. Then it would arch with a slight buzz noise and a flash of light but no often. Then finally while using popcorn it arch, buzzed and now it does nothing. Im not sure if its the fuse and the wave guide or if its the fuse and the magnatron. Also is it something I can do myself, What do you think and could you be kinda specific. thanks

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Power supply have tech look at your microwavegood luck.

Posted on Apr 22, 2007

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