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Old 06-30-2014, 03:58 PM   #1
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The magic chef microwave

Has anyone had trouble with the microwave in the 27RLWS?
Our last outing, we used the microwave for the first time and after about 5 minutes, the microwave started making a loud noise and you could see sparks next to the microwave between the trim piece and the microwave. Really weird. We ended up shutting off the breaker to the microwave. We never use it as I cook everything the old fashioned way. It's a 2013 with magic chef microwave.
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Old 06-30-2014, 05:41 PM   #2
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It has worked like a champ for us and we use it every trip to some degree. Sounds like some short of shorting out issue. You will have to pull the microwave oven out to be sure. Better to check things out yourself before even thinking of going to the dealer even if it is for warranty service.
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Old 06-30-2014, 09:27 PM   #3
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The magic chef microwave

Last time I saw sparks in a microwave when my father-in-law needed to heat up his Thanksgiving dinner in my sister-in-laws microwave. When he pulled out his plate I noticed it was her expensive gold leaf china. Oops.

No problem with ours. We use it often a well. Do what Wmoses said. Pull it out and check it good. I would call the manufacturer before the dealer for a replacement. Be easier.


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Old 07-03-2014, 05:25 PM   #4
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Definitely something wrong with the emitter or the shielding.
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Old 07-03-2014, 05:29 PM   #5
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We use ours regularly, every outing and never had a problem, other than when I fried it, the TV, fireplace and converter by hooking the rig up to 220V. Long story. It was replaced with the same Magic Chef and works like a champ.
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Old 07-05-2014, 05:03 AM   #6
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Sounds like a bad factory unit. Call magic chef number in your owners book.
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We have been camping for two months straight and use ours daily with no problem.
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We will take it out and look at it. I noticed inside the microwave top front there is a manufacturers hole. Inside that hole is a metal clip. I'm wondering if the microwave shifted during our trip over dirt roads and something came through that top part. Does everyone have that little clip in the top? Since we never use it I don't know if that little metal piece should be there or not. Or if it slipped through during a rough patch in the road.
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It is likely that what you are seeing is one of the mounting holes for being able to mount that unit under a cabinet.

My guess is that the shielding wasn't installed properly at the factory, therefore microwaves are escaping to the housing thus causing the reaction between housing and metal trim.

You say it is the first time used so hopefully it is still under factory warranty.
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