Question about Whirlpool WMH2175XVB Microwave Oven
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
With the symptoms you mention, I would suspect:
- loose or corroded connection at the magnetron
- bad magnetron
- shorted high voltage diode
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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.
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Posted on Aug 21, 2008
SOURCE: My microwave does not heat anything. The touchpad, exahustfan, light works. The motor turns on and turn-table works for the number of mins specified but does not warm up the stuff. Please help!
Sounds like the magnetron has failed. This is the component that produces the microwaves that heats the food.
The cost of the magnetron is about 95% of the cost of a microwave oven. Most people don't, for this reason, replace the magnetron, they replace the whole oven which is probably what you will end up doing.
There is a possibility that the circuit that provides power to the magnetron is faulty and you need to take it apart, find the proper electrical leads and test them with a volt meter. To do this you have to remove it from its mounting and take it apart. It is a fairly lengthy process however.
Posted on May 26, 2009
hmmmmmmmmmmm heat cook spin..jump up and down....myh guess magnetron..is gone
Posted on Aug 18, 2009
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you either need a new h.v. capacitor or h.v. diode in the magnetron circuitry if you cant hear it cycle when it runs as in a low pitched hummmm when its drawing current to operate the magnetron tube, each part runs about $30 to $45 each,normally its the h.v. capacitor though
Posted on Jul 28, 2010
SOURCE: Microwave runs but won't heat
No reset button, there's nothing to reset in it. If you don't get heat and everything else is working that means that the magnetron tube isn't working.
The tube doesn't work because either it's defective ir it isn't powered. To check which you must open the oven and test the power to the magnetron.
Beware, if you don't know how to do that safely or you don't have a very good voltmeter then don't touch it, the very high tension inside can easily kill you.
Posted on Aug 24, 2010
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