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Microwave Hood trips breaker and fuse when door is opened?

I have a Whirlpool Gold microwave / range hood that was manufactured in July 2006 (model: GH4184XSB-1). It was purchased new and installed (by me) in the summer of 2007. After about 6 months, it stopped working. I discovered the house breaker had been tripped. I reset the breaker, but it did not fix the trouble. I installed a new 20 amp fuse for the microwave and everything seemed ok. At the time, I assumed that my wife had cooked without using the exhaust fan and moisture shorted out the appliance. A few months later it happened again , and I repaired it as before. As the warranty expired, it began doing it more frequently until regular usage is now impossible. Specifically, the breaker trips when the door is opened (every time). And most of the time (but not always) the microwave's internal 20 amp fuse goes too. Everything else works fine. The microwave runs fine as long as we unplug it before opening the door to place food inside or to remove food after cooking. Other than this issue, the unit is like new. Is this something that a moderate handy man might be able to fix? (FYI: I understand that microwaves can be dangerous, but I'm good with instructions. I wired and plumbed my new home (two story, four bedroom and three bath) using instructional books.) Thanks.
Shawn

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MicrowaveSvc
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The control circuits for the cooktop lights and the hood fan are spearate. The problem is indeed with the control unit. It's usually caused by either the filaments shorting when the lamp blows or by removing or installing the bulbs while the oven is still plugged into the power line. We regularly repair these nationwide for $32.50. Details of our service, as well as *critical* safety and disassembly info at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

Posted on Feb 22, 2007

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SOURCE: Microwave Steams Up, Heats Up, and Shuts off!

first of all your mwave needs to be properly ventilated .the problem is your magnetron when heated the thermal cutof switch cutts out power to magnetron.works again when cool.change magnetron

Posted on Mar 20, 2007

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I assume you're talking about the hood fan which ventilates the cook top and blows air through the grille across the top. If so, it's okay to use the microwave with that not working, but if you boil something on the stove, an external fan is definitely needed to keep mositure from going up into the microwave controls. If the cooling fan INSIDE the microwave (behind the keypad) is not working, then you do NOT want to run it unit it is fixed. If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number (without the suffix) here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

Posted on Apr 10, 2007

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SOURCE: Ge Spacemaker microwave jvm240 wv Micro hood combo.

sounds to me like the magnatron has shorted out. i don't know of a way to test them unless you have some high dollar equipment. a continuity test prob wont tell you anything. what reading did you get on the cap when you tested it?

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

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SOURCE: GE JVM2070 issue

The same thing just happened to us..... there is no fuse on the microwave but we check our fuse box and tried another plug and it still did not work. GE sent us a new smartboard and now I trying to figure out how to get the thing apart.

Posted on Apr 05, 2008

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SOURCE: Model jvm131h002 Stopped working. no power or

yes, at the back of the microwave there are 4 or 6 screws, take them out and then pull the cover follow the cable( the one you connect to the outlet) going to the inside of the microwave inside you will see the fuse change it with the same size, it is a slow burn fuse

Posted on Aug 05, 2009

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There should be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.

At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

It may be the fuse, which is located in the upper area behind the control panel.


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.

(Don't be confused by the base or hood thermostat, which is on the floor of the chassis. It will read normally open).

The fuse and magnetron thermostat can be checked with out taking the oven down from the wall, but if you need to check the oven thermostat, you will need to pull it from the wall.

To help with that, you can download Whirlpool owner's manuals and installation instructions here.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

If you think the problem is on the control panel, we repair these nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in most cases.

Feel free to contact me directly (and please remind me of your full model number) for more information & help.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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CHECK THE DOOR HOOKS THAT TRIP THE DOOR SWITCHES. BOTH SHOULD BE SPRING LOADED. THERE SHOULD BE TWO HOOKS ON THE DOOR. IF O.K., CHECK THE DOOR SWITCHES. THERE ARE AT LEAST THREE. IF ONE OF THEM IS SHORTED CLOSED,
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When a microwave blows a breaker but not the fuse, it's often a shorted monitor switch (usually the middle door switch) or one of the other two door switches, or a loose or broken door switch mount.

If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, linked here on Fixya: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

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