Question about Whirlpool 1.6 Cu. Ft. Over-the-Range Microwave
Comes on, light works, but it has a smell
I'm going to bet the high voltage transformer has failed. But it's going to take opening it up to determine.
This assuming the controller seams to work correctly.
Please reply with what you find, and I can help you to diagnose.
Posted on Feb 01, 2009
yes anything can be fixed but a do it yourselfer i reccomend against this cause thats a radiated element in the micro
recommend go out and purchase a replacement go with G.E. they have the 7 year warranty great little micro. too change out is easy
Posted on Jun 02, 2008
Chances are you have a bad magnetron.
If it's within the magnetron portion of the warranty (usually 5-9 years) but out of the original full warranty (usually 1 year), then your manufacturer will cover the part cost, but not the cost to visit you or the labor charge to do the work.
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.
You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.
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.
We're happy to help you and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.
Posted on Jul 28, 2008
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