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Panasonic Microwave burning up?

Discussion in 'Appliances' started by peca27, 12 Feb 2010.

  1. peca27

    peca27

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    Afternoon all

    I have a 3 yr old Panasonic microwave virtually identical to:

    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/4260657/Trail/searchtext>MICROWAVE.htm

    Problem is, some of the times I use the microwave I get a small fire/overheating problem in it.

    Inside the mocrowave itsellf is some knid of metal plate that appears to cover something (maybe an element of some kind?). The overheating occurs on this plate, when cold the plate has a burn patten on it.

    The overheating ranges from a glowing of the burn area as the microwave is on, to a small fire nearly starting on the plate.

    Any ideas anybody? Is it a case of replacing this plate maybe?
    Much appreciated ;)
     
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  3. JohnD

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    you're sure it is a metal plate, not a translucent mica plate, that might be held in place with a couple of small screws and is replacable?

    If they are left dirty with bits of food, they will overheat and be damaged.
     
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  4. peca27

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    Yes JohnD it was the translucent mica plate.

    Took it to a local repair shop, he cleaned the 'element' that emits the microwaves + cut another plate for me + slotted it in.......as good as new + all done for a fairly reasonable £20.

    Repair guy said try to keep it clean in the future + should be ok.
     
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