Question about Whirlpool GH7208XR Convection / Microwave Oven
Microwave worked fine for 1 day. Then suddenly we started hearing beeps when we weren't even using the microwave. We discovered when it beeps, the screen goes to another menu such as choose cook method, but most often to set date and time. Date was set on November 5, 2012. It beeped and changed the date to Nov 23 all by itself, changed the year to 2006, then beeped again and went back to Nov 5. Sometimes it goes back to time and date display but is getting worse. It has stopped operating sometimes. You can sometimes make it operate between beeps. Beeps and changes in menu happening more often, every few minutes. Had to unplug unit. Whirlpool support is nonexistant.
I advice you to contact service if it has guarantee. This seems to be a psychological problem about your oven(!). Technical person need to do an electronic research surgery on its board to see if there is any wrong thing.
Posted on Nov 05, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I would first suggest unplugging the oven for a few minutes to give it a reset. On Whirlpool brand microwaves, you will hear a series of beeps when you hit START if one of the following is true: - the control panel is not programmed correctly - the door is not shut - there is a problem with the door latch system - there is a problem with the control panel If you do not have your owner's manual, you can download it here: http://www.whirlpool.com/custserv/literature_search_results.jsp?searchTerm=RMC275PD#literror It doesn't sound like the control panel is locked. When the control panel lock is activated, you will see "Loc" and a lock symbol in the display and only the clock, timer, and oven light will operate. If that does not solve the problem, then you have oneof the other problems as listed above. If you need further help, please reply / add a comment here.
Posted on Nov 18, 2006
SOURCE: Whirlpool Microwave MH6130XEB
If it's the cooling fan inside the main body of the microwave, I would suspect an open thermistor / temperature sensor. If it's the vent fan (for the grille across the top) then I would suspect the hood thermostat is shorted. The oven should have a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) inside, usually in the control panel frame behind the door open button. It shows these parts and how to test them. 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 model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383
Posted on Jun 26, 2007
SOURCE: Timed Power Loss
It sounds like your magnetron is failing, but generally, the most common causes of a failure to heat are:
- bad door switches or door switch mounts
- loose connection at the magnetron
- problem or loose connection on the control unit circuit board
- bad magnetron or other high voltage part (such as a shorted diode)
If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical safety information, info on door switch diagnosis and replacement, and disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk
You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383
There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel, which is very helpful when troubleshooting.
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Posted on May 02, 2008
is usually caused by either a bad door switch or a loose door switch
mount, which are pretty simple problems to fix.
Having had to wiggle the door to make it work is the giveaway.
Door switch or mount trouble is usually caused by slamming the door or by opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.
There are plastic mounts inside the microwave which hold the door switches and onto which the door latches lock when you close the door.
The screws on these mounts may be loose. If they get too loose, the switches will not be activated properly.
Sometimes it's a broken tab on the switch holder, allowing the switch to rotate just out of position. This tab can be hard to see, since it is under the bottom edge of the switch.
If the switch mount is broken, it's usually more economical and safer to add a dab or two of hot glue to the mount to secure the switch. Let it cool for about 30 minutes before using.
If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa:.
You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.
Your model number (since it's a Whirlpool) will be something like MH1150xxx#m, GH6177XXX#, etc.
The model number will be located on a tag either in the cavity or around the door frame if it's an over the range model, or on the back if it's a counter top model.
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.
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.
If yours is a counter top model, you will need to remove the outer cover.
If you don't find yours, or if you want to look at it without disassembling the oven, you can download it here.
If you only need a switch, you can order a universal type here for $5 postpaid.
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Posted on Feb 16, 2009
what this means is partial contact problem from the internal wire from the power supply.
however, what you need to do tofix up your oven back to live i to unscrew your your oven from the luck key (stroll) and then trace down the wire to the element i.e heat provider and the fan to see which wire has gone wrong .
please before you can carry out this function you will have to disconnect any form of power supply on the oven.
thank you and thanks for using fixya.
Posted on Jun 01, 2010
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