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Ask Appliance Rescue: Why is My Microwave Sparking?

When your microwave is sparking, it’s a clear sign of an issue – but it doesn’t necessarily mean your microwave is at the end of its life. If you notice sparking, discontinue use and inspect the following:


Is there metal in the microwave?

Most of us know that metal inside a microwave causing sparking, but sometimes a forgetful mishap can land a fork in the microwave by mistake. What could be less obvious is a speck of tin foil left on a dish as you reheat. Inspect for metal just to be sure that isn’t the issue.

 Is the Wave Guide Cover damaged?

If you look inside your microwave, you will notice a square plate off to one side that is known as the wave guide cover. This cover conceals the magnetron in the microwave, and it also guides the heat waves toward the food. If food particles or grease get stuck on the cover, the waves released from the magnetron can hit that debris and cause numerous sparks to fly. 

Is your microwave rack support the culprit?

Some microwaves have racks and require microwave rack supports. Simply put, if you notice sparking coming from the support areas of the racks, then that’s a good indicator that the microwave rack supports need to be replaced. 

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Still not sure what is causing your microwave to spark? Call the experts at Appliance Rescue Service today to fix the issue. Many times, sparking in the microwave is an easy fix and does not require a microwave replacement. Our technician will conduct a thorough inspection of your appliance and give you a detailed estimate before any microwave repair is done. We’ll have your microwave up and running again in no time – with no sparking! Call Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas for all your Dallas appliance repair needs!  

How to Get Rid of Bad Odors in the Microwave

Ever burnt a bag of popcorn in the microwave, and it smelled like that for weeks?

Or had a microwave dinner explode in the microwave and the smelled lingered?

It’s the worst.

Here’s the good news: there are ways to get rid of those stubborn, bad microwave odors, and Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas is here to show you how:

1.    Vinegar and Water

The last thing you want to do when trying to remove stubborn bad odors is to add new chemical smells to the situation. That’s why we love using all-natural products to get the job done! Start by trying a microwave safe measuring cup with half vinegar and half water. Microwave the mixture for 4 minutes, and not only will the mixture sanitize, but it will deodorize and absorb the scents as well. You can also try soaking a sponge in vinegar with a little baking soda, microwaving for 1 minute, then scrubbing the microwave with the sponge.

2.     Citrus

Citrus fruit is an excellent deodorizer and all-natural too! If the vinegar and water option doesn’t work, try slicing some lemon or orange slices and placing it in a microwave safe bowl with 1-2 cups of water. Microwave the mixture for 4 minutes, then let it sit for 12 hours. When you open the refrigerator, the microwave should be fresh and clean.

3.    Baking Soda

Most people have baking soda on hand, and in fact, baking soda is perfect for neutralizing odors and is a great all-natural cleaning product. Leave an open container of baking soda in the microwave for 12 hours to absorb bad microwave odors. 

Hopefully these tips help remove the bad odors and help make your microwave like-new! However, if you suspect a more serious issue is going on with your microwave and need microwave repair in Dallas, call us at Appliance Rescue Service – the #1 appliance repairman in Dallas, Texas

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