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WHIRLPOOL MICROWAVE GIVING F-7 CODE

WHIRLPOOL MODEL GH5184XPB4, UNIT RUNS FOR ABOUT 4 SECONDS, THEN SHUTS OFF AND GIVE F-7 CODE. (POWER TO MAGNETRON INTERRUPTED) FAN, TURNTABLE AND ALL LIGHTS WORK. TOUCH PANEL MICROCOMPUTER BOARD TEST CHECKS OK. HOW DO I GET TO THE MAGNETRON AND INVERTER ON THIS UNIT TO TEST THOSE COMPONENTS?

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  • SMITH299516 Oct 18, 2008

    I would like to test the magnetron and inverter to determine witch componet is bad. How do I get access to those items? I have removed the front panel and see the fan and fan housing just not sure how to remove those items to get behind them to the inverter.

  • SMITH299516 Oct 18, 2008

    how do you get to those componets to test them.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    How should I check the unit to be sure it is the failed component?

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If u want to test the magnetron u will have to open up ur oven
if u want to take the risk
i really dont know whether these steps will work but u can try the steps give..
http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/mag_test.html



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To start , here is a general diagram for microwave, so that you can locate parts, just move the mouse on top of the picture.

Before performing any operation discharge high voltage capacitors, . see Procedure.


To test the magnetron you test its resistance, when it is 0 Ohms , then it is faulty.

See here on how to proceed :

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
blockage
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
inverter.
8. If problem persists, replace control assembly.
FromWhirlpool Microwave

See also How To Test The Magnetron Used In Microwave Ovens

The inverter is more difficult to test , as you need scpecific knowledge to test an electronic board.

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Micro computer board failiar change the micro computer board

Check that nothing is blocking air intake openings on oven back or that oven exterior is very hot. Correct as needed. Wait a few minutes and try again. If problem persists, call for service.

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    mohammed marika thambi Oct 18, 2008

    While pressing the CANCEL keypad:

    Open the oven door.

    Unplug the microwave oven for 2-seconds
    and plug it back in.


    c Release the CANCEL keypad and close the
    oven door. You will see the following display.



    CHART


    \ The humidity sensor test results will appear on the
    display after 8-seconds.If the tests are successful, "OK " will be
    displayed. If one or more of the tests fail, "ERR " will be
    displayed.. 2.When a keypad is pressed, a number according to the test chart
    will be displayed. When no keypad is pressed, a blank "�" is
    displayed...



  • mohammed marika thambi
    mohammed marika thambi Oct 18, 2008

    This most commonly is a
    bad door switch, other possible problems are a faulty relay
    or solder joint on the power module, but a bad door switch is most common.





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    mohammed marika thambi Oct 18, 2008


    1. Unplug the oven (make sure the oven is completely disconnected from any power source)

    2. DISCHARGE

      ALL HIGH VOLTAGE CAPACITORS
      . (Procedure)


    3. Carefully remove all leads from

      the magnetron terminals. Proper wiring is important so make notes of the wire

      locations.

    4. Set the ohmmeter to its lowest resistance

      scale.

    5. Measure the resistance from one

      magnetron terminal to the other in either direction.

    6. The magnetron filament resistance

      should be less than one ohm.









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    mohammed marika thambi Oct 18, 2008

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Hello sir 

you are right magnetron is fully interrupted....... but tell me  !. do you want to repair machine( 4 sec problem) 2. do you want to buy inverter , magnetron  please tell i am ready to help you sir


I believe that is a microcomputer board failure. You will have to replace this board. Website below.

I have gotten parts from "repairclinic" on line and they worked fine. I saved $600 on the last repair of an oven. Good luck.






or sir you can find and fix each and every type of code error


http://www.applianceaid.com/micro_faultcodes.html#WLP

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