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Had a fire/ smoke inside microwave. Orange film formed in

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Had a fire/ smoke inside microwave. Orange film formed in side Cleaned with soap and water.
Putrid smell still is permeating
air from microwave. Working, but smell giving me headache.
Is there a filter I need to replace or what can I do.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Kelly replied 3 months ago.

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The odor will eventually dissipate but has gotten into all cavities, including the magnetron antenna area that you cannot access to clean. You will pretty much just need to allow time to pass for the odor to go away. There are no filters beyond the ones by the lights on the bottom of the appliance.

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