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 Post subject: Microwave just made sounds + light show!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:28 pm 
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Hoards Peppermint Jo-Jos
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Made popcorn on the stove, check
Too much in the bowl to dab earth balance on, check
small ramekin to melt earth balance in microwave, check
microwave, check
turn microwave on, 2 seconds in, and hear and see signs like metal is in there, check

what the hell happened? nothing metal was in there, the ramekins are microwave safe, and i've melted earth balance sticks (which have a metallic wrapper) in the microwave before without a problem. Please convince me I didn't just break the microwave, or if I did, it wasn't my fault...


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 Post subject: Re: Microwave just made sounds + light show!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:20 pm 
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Maybe some of the wrapper was left on the earth balance?


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 Post subject: Re: Microwave just made sounds + light show!
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:06 pm 
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Nope! It was from a tub. I'm scared to use the microwave now.


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 Post subject: Re: Microwave just made sounds + light show!
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:46 pm 
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This will not make you feel better in any way, but we had an experience kind of like that. I have no idea how or why, but our microwave just started melting one day when we were using it. It was just a regular old plate of food in there and it just started making noise and there were lights and the smell of burning plastic. No fun.


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 Post subject: Re: Microwave just made sounds + light show!
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:41 pm 
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Once a cube of frozen basil caused my microwave to do this!

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 Post subject: Re: Microwave just made sounds + light show!
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:02 pm 
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My microwave used to do this now and then. Microwaving small things seemed to set it off more often. It hasn't done it in a long while, maybe because I no longer nuke small items by themselves.


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 Post subject: Re: Microwave just made sounds + light show!
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:39 pm 
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This happened to me once re-warming a canned biscuit. I assumed there was a tiny piece of the foil from the inside of the can somewhere in the biscuit. It smelled and tasted burnt after about 15 seconds in the microwave. Very weird. No adverse effects to the microwave.


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 Post subject: Re: Microwave just made sounds + light show!
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:56 pm 
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Maybe it caused a sort of short circuit/arc type deal? I know that things like halved grapes can do that kind of thing, even though there's no metal... it's just a result of the electrolytes present in the fruit.


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 Post subject: Re: Microwave just made sounds + light show!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:42 am 
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that happened to me to a few years back. it was freaky and scary and we got rid of the microwave and got another one.

then the same thing happened to that, and then i just decided that considering it's basically just a glorified popcorn machine when i own one, it was better to just not have a microwave.

ps. stovetop popcorn are the best.


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 Post subject: Re: Microwave just made sounds + light show!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:46 am 
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Perhaps your microwave thought that you were in a bad mood and tried to cheer you up? were you in a bad mood?


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 Post subject: Re: Microwave just made sounds + light show!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:50 am 
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SpiceMiner wrote:
Perhaps your microwave thought that you were in a bad mood and tried to cheer you up? were you in a bad mood?

This made me chortle.


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