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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It's most likely a failed high voltage rectifier diode or high voltage transformer.
If you or someone you know wants to look into this, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info 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.
Here are some links you or someone you know can use for test help, but read their safety warnings first:
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Posted on May 09, 2008
SOURCE: I lost my whirlpool microwave
First of all, here is a direct link to the ONLINE USER'S MANUAL for that model:
To view the Owner's Manual with Operating Instructions just use your mouse to click on the link, which is the underlined and highlighted text just above. This will open a new web browser page automatically for you and allow you to view the information at the website indicated and the contents of the Owner's Manual.
You may need ADOBE READER installed on your computer to read PDF documents.
You can download this free at WWW.ADOBE.COM if necessary.
Click on the DOWNLOAD ADOBE READER button on right side of the ADOBE home page when you get there, the follow the onscreen instructions to install the software on your computer.
Please comment back here to this page if you have any details to add, have any questions, have difficulty accessing the links, or just require further general assistance and I will respond as soon as I see it.
Thank you very much and good luck.
Posted on May 14, 2011
ther is only 2 causes for this. one is that the door latch has failed and the only way to repair is to get the entire door assembly. the other is a switch that is on the inide of the unit just behind the user control. i do stress that, if you pull the outer cover off to access the inner switch, you need to be very careful about what you touch, and unplug the unit. there is a capacitor inside the unit that will shock you and it does hurt. the high voltage side of your microwave is about 20,000 volts
Posted on Mar 27, 2012
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