Question about Whirlpool MH1141XM Microwave Oven
The bottom three buttons on the Keyboard Pad (Light, Fan, etc) no longer work. What could be the problem? IMy questions are:
1) If needed, what is the cost of replacing the pad?
2) Is it something I could do myself?
3) Is it a cost effective on a 2 year old unit?
We see (and repair) this
a lot. The problem is not the keypad, but on the control panel (circuit board), which
we regularly repair nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in about a
At our Web site, you can get details of our service, plus we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.
This light failure often occurs when a bulb goes out and the filament shorts, or when the bulbs are removed or installed without first unplugging the oven from the power line. Either can cause such a failure on the controller.
This can often also affect the exhaust fan operation, too. The lights and fan can be inoperable or stuck on too.
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.
William E. Miller
Posted on Jan 09, 2009
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