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Spacesaver 1800XL Screeching or Grinding Noise

I cleaned my microwave and all of a sudden I hear this terrible noise.   Make it stop!  =)  any ideas???  Thanks!

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  • Anonymous Sep 18, 2008

    I have the exact same model and problem. It has been making this noise for about 15 months. It sucks!

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Is it possible that some spray cleaner got into the controls?

I always recommend that users spray cleaner on a soft cloth then wipe the control panel.

Otherwise, the spray can get into the controls and lock it up or make it act odd.

If it does not dry out over itme, it may need to be manually dried or blown out.

But the keypad or control unit may be damaged.

Please post back with more details so we can help further.

Posted on Oct 22, 2007

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