My microwave turned on itself and when I turned it off It would not start, again. I do not know how long it was on. Could this start a fire, If I did not catch this in time? I am afraid to buy another magic chef .thanks
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First, do not leave this machine plugged in until it is serviced. If this is a KHMS155LSS, there is a very high probability that you have a keypad short. This defect can cause the machine to start on its own at ANYTIME, at night, while you are away, at work etc. Contact Whirlpool Customer Service and ask for Safety Dept immediately. They will most likely send A&E out to fix it. Although it will fix the problem, if the keypad fails again, the self start logic defect is still present. You should be under warranty if it is above model. I almost had a fire this past Monday, Labor Day, 9/7/09 when my machine self started at 3 AM with a package of bacon left in to thaw for the morning. What a somey mess. Chinese made garbage.
Sounds like a relay is stuck/activated by something. Causes are power surges, mice shorting wires, spiders and such creating bridges across the contacts on the circuit board. Not a DIY project unless you have some electronics background and know what precautions to take while inside the case. There is enough juice in there to seriously injure or kill a person. Eric
You should not have cleaned it. No just kidding. It was probably just a coincidence that the fuse failed at the same time. fuse's are all ways the first thing that go's . Try replacing the fuse. If you need help . let me know I will walk you througt it. DFD
sounds like you have a stuck key. if you take the control panel off and un plug the ribon cable and blug it back in if the problem continues it is the control board. Let me know if you need further assistance
You may have a control board issue. Thank God for safety switches.
This is a problem that an integrated circuit tech. can repair, but it may be costly.
Decide how much you want to put into this oven vs. buying a new one.
Contact me once you decide and I can help you find a service center.