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Hotpoint Microwave is sparking or arcing

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Common solutions for: Hotpoint Microwave is sparking or arcing

01 - Waveguide Cover
The waveguide cover might be damaged and arcing or burning. If this is the case or if the cover will not stay in place, replace it with a new one.
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Microwave Waveguide Cover
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02 - Paint
The paint on the interior of the microwave might be chipped. If the paint is chipped, the interior metal will be exposed, causing the microwave to spark or arc. Check the interior of the microwave for any spots where the paint has chipped away. If there are any damaged spots, gently sand the compromised area and touch them up with microwave oven interior paint.
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Microwave Paint
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03 - Rack Support
Some microwave ovens will have cooking rack supports on the interior walls. Inspect the rack supports for any burnt spots or damage. If there are any burnt or damaged spots, replace with new supports as needed.
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Microwave Rack Support
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