My younger brother put foil in the microwave and sparks started coming up

and now every time my dad turns it on sparks come up what should we do?

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    Is the foil still in the microwave or do you still get sparks even though the foil has been removed? Nov 24, 2017 at 23:41

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I think the foil shorted something out and the microwave should be repaired or thrown away.


Decades ago I was a manager of a fast food shop. One of the employees did exactly the same thing your brother did. We stopped it, pulled the pizza and foil out and the microwave seemed fine, until I closed the door. The glass shattered into hundreds of pieces. Get a new one.

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