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Microwave MH1160XSQ-4 CONTROL PROBLEM

When i plug it in, the light goes on and the turntable rotates. when I try to cook something, it says close the door when the door is already closed.

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  • kalila09 Oct 26, 2008

    we just bought it a couple hours ago, we are going to return it but thought to see if any help was available. we plug it in, punch in time, close door, press start but it tells us to close the door. we found the switch that should be triggered when you close the door and were able to get it to start cooking twice but as soon as you open the door and close it, it will tell you to close the door when you try to cook.

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MicrowaveSvc
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SOURCE: Dacor Microwave - Light/Turntable turn on if we close the door

Sorry but I meant to also ask if it will still heat the food when you microwave with it.

I'll assume it does, but if not, please write back and let me know.

This would be a shorted relay RY1 on the control board.

There are two options for this model:

- You can order our exclusive modified control unit with our proprietary upgrades for $115, then if you return your defective control unit in repairable, good cosmetic condition, we'll give you a core refund of $30.

For details, see: http://www.microwavedisplay.com/exchange.htm

- Or we can repair your existing control unit for $39.95 in about a week with a one year guarantee.


Feel free to contact me directly (and please remind me of your full model number) for more information & help.

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Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Emerson Microwave Oven Model MWG9115SL: At

I suggest you check and/or replace the door interlock switches.
Hopr this helps.

Posted on Nov 07, 2010

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SOURCE: Panasonic S943 microwave activates when

I had exactly the same problem with Panasonic NN-S962. I found very useful technical guide on the following website: http://www.eletrodomesticosforum.com/es/cursos/horno_microondas/Inverter.pdf
In the troubleshooting table on pages 31-32 it correctly states that this problem is caused by shorted primary switch. The technical guide has diagrams and photos helping with locating primary switch. I ordered a replacement switch from Sears PartsDirect (part no.46-692286-3). However, it is a common Omron switch V-15G-3C25 or its replacement with 16A analog sold by Sears PartsDirect that may be purchased cheaper elsewhere. After I replaced the switch my microwave started working normally. It was the easiest fix ever. Took me more time to research the problem and find the right part than actually fix it. That's why I decided to post this solution to save time for those who experience similar problems (looks like a fairly common problem for Panasonic microwave ovens).

Posted on Jan 29, 2011

caroldon
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SOURCE: model mh1160xsq-1 with the door closed and nothing

Make sure that the program controller is working if not check power - step down supply, the pads are responding- if not faulty pads- or the door switches, if the switch contact are not good then it will not trigger the processor to switch on the waveguides. If the lights or fan work without any display or action of program being triggered to start then it can be a possible fault on the main board or the processor. Sometimes insect secretion can short the board and display panel and so the processor can work in such an erratic manner. If so clean , solder and reset the board.

If there is no heating please do not switch on unless you have confirmed the fault. It is possible that the Magnetron is faulty, the temperature cut off is faulty or the main capacitor is short. It is also quite possible that insect can get into the oven and create soft spots. When you switch on these will create a short and make the voltage jump and in the long run damage the magnetron.
So Remove cover after disconnecting , check for dirt/moisture in the cabin, if so wipe clean and dry, check the magnetron and area clean and use an jet air to clean off. Check the wave guide covers, if food had deposited
then it must be checked or replaced.

See link: http://www.espares.co.uk/advice/microwave/a/5/1146/how-to-replace-a-microwave-guide-cover.html

Now keeping clear of the microwave, switch on, use a cup of water inside to test.
If you notice any sparks shut off as the magnetron or the main HT capacitor can be faulty. replace with same type.
If there is heating without any issues, you can use the microwave safely

Posted on Jul 14, 2011

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