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I have a maytag model mmv1164ws when you turn it on makes a buzzing and smells like something burning!

It's making a buzzing noise and smell like something burning

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Something is burning, there are high voltage parts in a microwave oven and they wear out. You probably need a new diode. Part number WPW10492276 google it

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