In the middle of the oven, situated opposite the microwave source and below the carousel plate a two inch hole has developed over time. It is found rusted. Presently, when it runs I leave the kitchen after switching it on as a safety measure. Is it safe to operate it? Can it be repaired? If so, how?

EDIT: The rusted floor (of SAMAR Panasonic) is shown, glass carousel plate removed exposing the hole beneath. Thanks for any suggestions.

Hole in microwave oven floor

  • Why do you leave the kitchen?
    – moscafj
    Apr 1, 2017 at 10:33
  • (Excessive) precaution to avoid any microwaves if reflecting through the hole !
    – Narasimham
    Apr 1, 2017 at 11:06
  • This should really be flagged. This is super dangerous, please check out the un-edited version of this question. To the OP. Throw this item away or take it to a competent, qualified engineer, who I dare say will say. THROW IT AWAY. Do not switch it on. Apr 1, 2017 at 13:48
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    @dougal3.0.0 I believe "flagging" is used when an inappropriate question needs moderator attention for serious problems. This seems like a legitimate question about kitchen equipment. You answered it pretty clearly.
    – moscafj
    Apr 1, 2017 at 14:57
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    This looks totally shot. LITERALLY. Apr 3, 2017 at 8:35

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No. Depends upon the construction of the microwave. I spoke to an electrical/electronics engineer with over 40 years experience and he said. NO NO NO. Replace it straight away. It could be safe, however without it being in front of him he does not know.

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