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Loud boom and burning smell in microwave

Microwave still heats but about 1 out of every 10 times I use it there is a loud booming noise and then a terrible burning chemical type smell. I immediately shut it down when it happens but the next time I use it heats fine.

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Is there any holes burnt into the liner inside the micro wave.? Or burn spots showing.? If there is thow it out. It is not safe to be useing it.It could start on fire. That problem is from when they are not clean out once in a while. End food is burn,t onto the interior liner end grease end oil,

Posted on Oct 22, 2012

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    chocolate_co Oct 23, 2012

    Nothing showing on the inside of the microwave. It is clean and no signs of burnt areas.

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