Question about Whirlpool GH6177XP Microwave Oven
This is exactly what happened to my microwave, to fix this i took out the microwave hot plate were you put the food onto and ran it under cold water, i then put it back into the microwave if you do not have a hot plate run a cloth under some water and wipe the microwave too cool it down, i then took out the plug and turned the switch off,i then left it for a while say 20 min came back put the pug back in and turned on the switch and left it for another 10min i came back and it was working again!!!
Posted on Mar 27, 2010
Hopefully the magnetron thermal cutout or thermostat protected the magnetron from destruction!
It may be the fuse, which is usually located behind the grille or on the floor of the oven behind the control panel or between the door switches.
If the fuse is good, it may be an open thermostat or thermal cutout (TCO) / thermal fuse on or near the magnetron or on top of the cavity / body of the oven.
If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical safety information and disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa.
There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.
You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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