20 Most Recent Whirlpool GH9185XL Microwave Oven Questions & Answers

Power to magnetron
12. Replace inverter.
13. Replace all parts and panels before operating.
14. Plug in microwave oven or reconnect power.
15. If problem persists, unplug microwave oven or disconnect power.
16. Replace electronic control.
17. Replace all parts and panels before operating.
18. Plug in microwave oven or reconnect power.
19. If problem persists, unplug microwave oven or disconnect power.
20. Check for reversed plug connection on controls or loose wiring.
21. Replace all parts and panels before operating.
22. Plug in microwave oven or reconnect power.

Whirlpool... | Answered on May 23, 2017

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Whirlpool... | Answered on Oct 25, 2013

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Whirlpool... | Answered on Sep 01, 2013

No I'm afraid we can't, In view of the danger of fire you should stop using the microwave immediately and have a professional repairer look at it for you. If you can smell burning then there is obviously a component or connector getting hot inside , and there are extremely high voltages present.
I know that is not what you hoped to hear, sorry.
I have no idea where (in which country) you live but why not try a search on google for microwave repairers in your area or look in the local paper. Try to find someone who deals in philips.

I hope I have been of help but please do not hesitate to ask if you have any further questions.
I appreciate your vote if you appreciate my reply.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Mar 02, 2011


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Whirlpool... | Answered on Feb 25, 2011

It sounds like the magnetron may have either failed or is not being supplied with the extremely high voltage required to run it.


This is a job for a professional but if you are safety clued up, here's instruction.
Make sure the !!!!capacitor is discharged!!!!! before attempting any sort of repair.
Check the door interlock switches first then the high voltage diode with either an AVO model 8 or moving coil meter on high resistance range for short circuit, (DVM's won't show the fault!), the capacitor can fail and go short circuit, the feed fuse on the primary of the high voltage transformer and then finally, the magnetron is best checked by substitution.
Hope that helps.

Load test.

A simple safety test.
Place 1/2 litre of water in a glass container. Measure the temperature of the water.
Place in microwave and heat on full power for 1minute.
Measure the temperature after it has stood for 1minute.
If the temperature difference is more than 9 degrees Celcuis the magnetron is working and producing about 700Watts of heat.
If your microwave is labelled with 900 or 1000Watts. That is about right.
If the temperature is less then the magnetron is not working properly and may need replacing.

This a only a rough guide and any doubts you should consult an authorised service agent.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Feb 13, 2011

The small bang means that the power source failed. You will need to look for shorts in the transformer and after failed capacitors and rectifiers. You can't do it by eye, you will need a multimeter.
Beware, the high tension part of the power source - the one that powers the magnetron - is storing 5,000 volts: use extreme caution and specially HighTension insulated tools when testing it, a simple passing touch with an usual tool can generate a discharge that will kill you instantly.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Dec 29, 2010

You may have a bad control board. Have you tried unplugging the oven and then reapplying poqwer afterwards? Manytimes , when elcetronic control logic gets corrupt, a power down/up reset clears the problem. If it continues, I would consider replacing the control board..Here is a link to the circuit board you might consider replacing.. http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SSPartDetail.aspx?PartID=1059895&PPStack=1

These kind of things are generally trial and error and there is no guarantee that this will be the solution to your specific problem..

Hope this helps...

Whirlpool... | Answered on Sep 30, 2008

GH918 4xLQ-1 Microwave
Runs for a few seconds, stops, and displays F7.
I've lost my manuel. Thank you!

Robin Newell
1702 Dover Circle
Salina, Ks. 67401
[email protected]

Whirlpool... | Answered on Jun 12, 2008

Is it like someone is pushing the Power or Power Level pad?

If so, I would say your keypad is failing with a shorted Power (or Power Level) pad.

If you might want to replace it yourself, I have uploaded a handy guide with pictures showing you what's typically involved. It's at http://www.microwavedisplay.com/keypad_replacement.pdf

We have critical safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

There should also be a very helpful "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel.

If you would like to have us do this for you, we do that for $39.95 plus part costs.

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

William E. Miller, AS-EET
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Whirlpool... | Answered on May 30, 2008

Models: GH9177XL GH5176XP GH5184XP GH6178XP GH6177XP
Microwave will not operate (cook). F7 error code
appears on the display.
Electrical circuit interruption between L1 and Neutral in
the microwave inverter circuit.
Possible reasons:
1. Check door, hinge and cavity front alignment and adjust
as needed.
2. Check the operation of all interlock switches.
3. Check over temperature protector for the magnatron.
4. Check all Cavity Thermostats for closed circuit.
5. Unplug the oven for at least 40 seconds. If this solves
the problem
A. Check the Cooling Fan for proper operation or
B. Check the resistance of the magnetron thermostat.
It should be 0 Ohms, replace if necessary.
6. Check that the control cable to the 1100 watt inverter
is properly connected to plug P2 on the display PCB
& Adjust or Reconnect
7. If interlock switches operate correctly, replace 1100W
8. If problem persists, replace control assembly.

Please let me know if you need any more help or have further questions about anything that I have posted. I would be glad to help


Whirlpool... | Answered on Apr 27, 2008

I am not sure - if there are no small plastic plugs or pieces of trim hiding the retaining screws (most sensible assumption) the door interior will need dismantling to access the screw heads.

A microwave door is often made up of several layers to provide light weight with rigidity and provide adequate screening against microwave escape and if dismantling is possible (not always) it really should be entrusted to a professional or at least applying the utmost attention to detail.

Whirlpool... | Answered 2 days ago

door switch is misadjusted. You may have gotten the one I sent back.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Sep 05, 2019

My guess is the bulb burned out. You can probably find the owner's manual online to see if there are replacement instructions.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Aug 14, 2019

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