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MAYTAGE MICROWAVE MMV5100AAB-SWITCHING BREAKER WHEN STARTING

I have a 2001 Maytag Microwave model #MMV5100AAB which has been constantly tripping the breaker when either you select the minute buttons to operate or by manually putting in the cook time. I unplugged the microwave from the outlet which is above in the cabinet and I even ran an extension cord to 2 different outlets and it also tripped the breaker. My electric is new and I have 20 amp breakers which this microwave only runs on 13.8 amps. I know there is a short or something in the microwave, and I was wondering if this is an inexpensive fix or should we just go out and buy a new microwave. Please help.... Thanks.

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Is there a way to over ride the main board start button so i will know if the board is bad. or away to test this?.

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Microwave keeps tripping circuit breaker


Chances are you have a shorted "monitor" interlock switch, or its mount is broken.

See this door switch help file.


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Maytag mmv 4205 microwave, plugged in but no power


Check the house circuit breaker to see if it has tripped or the internal line fuse and see if that is blown.

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Blowing main breaker


I have a hard time believing that the home's main breaker is tripping instead of the branch circuit breaker that feeds the microwave. I suspect it is really just a difference in terms. You should disconnect it and try using in another outlet - preferably one on a different circuit if possible. If the breaker continues to trip; this appliance should be disconnected and either be discarded, repaired or replaced before using again.

If the microwave works as expected (on a different circuit), it may indicate the original circuit is overloaded. Microwave overs are supposed to be installed on a dedicated circuit. This means only one outlet is on the circuit - no other loads (lights, appliances, etc.) are permitted on this circuit. A microwave typically requires 10 Amps or more when on "high" and will require a significant portion of the power supplied by a 15 or 20 amp circuit breaker. There is little unused to power much of anything else. If other appliances go out when the microwave trips the circuit breaker, you should contact an electrician to have a dedicated outlet installed for the microwave.

I hope this helps!

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MMV5100AAB Over the Range 1500 watts 3amps -turntable does not turn -does not heat -light works- unit makes loud running noise but will not turn off -must open door or unplug to turn it off. Never any...


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Runs for 20 seconds and trips breaker. making a loud noise when running


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Looking for the manual


Hi,
Here is the link for your Maytag manual.:

http://shared.whirlpoolcorp.com/assets/pdfs/literature/MMV5100AAB.pdf

Note that the manual is a pdf document which requires Adobe Reader. If you don't have Adobe reader installed on your computer, you can download it for free from www.adobe.com

Best wishes,
Graemevm

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My microwave is not getting any power and the breaker is not tripped


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Model #MMV5100AAB built 01/2002 no power


Check the back panel for a breaker reset. If none, remove the case cover (pull the plug) and look for any blown fuses. If look ok, then check the interlock switch(es) for function when the door is closed. They are micro-switches and should make a distinct 'click' when operated. If you find a blown fuse, replace the high voltage diode in the magnetron power supply and replace the 'stirrer' (a fan-like device located under the sheet metal wave guide where the microwave energy enters the cooking cavity). It has a plastic bearing that can arc across inside it and short the energy out.

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