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#1 Posted : Saturday, June 6, 2009 11:20:55 PM(UTC)

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A potato caught fire in my (4 yr old) Sharp Carousel microwave. I noticed smoke coming out of vents, saw potato on fire and took it out.
The inside is covered with soot and the microwave won't even switch on.
Brand: Sharp Carousel
Model Number: R-308JW-F
Manufactured: June 2005

Help!! Many thanks.
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#2 Posted : Wednesday, November 3, 2010 9:47:07 AM(UTC)

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My microwave all but caught on fire last night, same model R-308JW-F, manufactured May 2005, while cooking 3 potatoes. Just reported it to Sharp, doubt they'll answer or do anything. I can't see any physical damage (without opening it up), but it smells of strongly of electrical fire, and is now totally dead.

Well, Sharp did contact me, but since it's out of warranty, they just directed me to a local repair shop, which would cost me to have it fixed or looked at. So since I've already replaced it, not doing anything else about it.
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