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My Panasonic microwave is over ten years old, but works great. The problem is it has a small rust spot at the bottom of the door and sparks when turned on. What can I do? It has a metal cabinet and isn't used much - rust is mostly on the cabinet, but a little on the door. Lowell

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Hi Lowell,

Being 10 years old, any money you put into it would be a waste. It has served you well, time to replace it.

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