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how do i fix a whirlpool microwave and range hood  - 869a8192-23d2-4ffd-9f6d-9d352dca9204.pngWhat is the model number? F-6 is a Microwave Relay Failure.
1. Check wiring to Relay 4903 for short circuits.
2. If wiring is OK:
• Unplug microwave oven or disconnect power.
• Replace electronic control.
• Plug in microwave oven or reconnect power.
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SOURCE: Kenmore Microwave hood combo Model # 66569689992 F6 error code?

i fixed by unplugging the microwave with the door open. I plugged it back in and the F6 was gone. I was then able to set the clock and turn the light on/off . When I closed the microwave door, the F6 came back on and the microwave was making a humming noise. I slapped the side of the microwave near the keypad, and the F6 cleared from the readout and the humming stopped. The microwave is working fine now. Don't know why, except maybe slap on the side reset a relay or something. Anyway, I will never by a Sears Kenmore appliance for the rest of my life. The door rattles when you open a close it (like a part inside the door is broken) and this is the second time a fault code has appeared during use. I had GE Profile appliances at my last house, which are more $$ initial cost, but who wants to screw around buying a new microwave every four or five years. I'll happily spend a couple hundred more for the peace of mind and knowing that it will work during Thanksgiving dinner with the family over.

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SOURCE: No door lights, vent fan or microwave

That's what I thought.

We see (and repair) this a lot. The problem is on the control panel, which we regularly repair nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in about a week.

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.

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Posted on Dec 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Whirlpool wmh1162xvs service code F6 after power failure

This is almost always a shorted microwave power relay on the control circuit board.

We regularly repair such control units for customers nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in about a week or so with a one-year guarantee.

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.

Or feel free to contact me
directly (and please remind me of your full model number from the tag on the unit) 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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Posted on Jan 17, 2010

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SOURCE: Whirlpool MH2155XPQ microwave range hood lights,

probably the diodes have blown, easy fix if you can solder and use a multi meter.Get back to me if you want to try it

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I have have a 10 year old Kenmore Hood/Microwave combo built by Whirpool. I'm getting an F6 error code. What is the error code trying to tell me?


F6 —Microwave Relay Failure: Check the microwave relay.

The F6 error code which is flashing on your microwave refers to a faulty relay. However, I would suggest that you first try to run a diagnostic (which you may not be able to, but it is beneficial if it works). Here is how:

The microwave oven may be provided with a self diagnostic routine that can be operated through the touch pad keyboard. To enter the self-diagnostic routine:
1.While pressing the CANCEL keypad:
a) Open the oven door.
b) Unplug the microwave oven for 2-seconds and plug it back in.
c) Release the CANCEL keypad and close the oven door.

NOTE: The humidity sensor test results will appear on the display after 8-seconds.If the tests are successful, "OK " will be displayed. If one or more of the tests fail, "ERR " will be displayed.. 2.When a keypad is pressed, a number according to the test chart will be displayed. When no keypad is pressed, a blank "—" is displayed.
If you want to try to fix it your self, Always remember Electricity is dangerous and should be treated with respect.
Microwaves are very dangerous, they can still shock you even unplugged!!
Use a metal ( not the shiny chrome type ) screw driver with a insulated handle to short across ( touch both at the same time ) the terminals of the high voltage capacitor to discharge it. With the microwave unplugged.

Hope that helps.........

Jul 10, 2008 | Whirlpool Microwave Ovens

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Have microwave hood combo and have F6 code on display. When door is closed only microwave runs and you cant do anything to stop it


"F6" on Whirlpool models means you have a shorted cook relay on the main circuit board.

We regularly repair these control panel assemblies for $39.95 postpaid nationwide. Details are here.

Or you can purchase a new circuit board (part number 8183726 (a.k.a. AP3038853) for $205.88 plus shipping from the Pros here. They're our favorite supplier.

It's actually a pretty easy do it yourself job.

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.

Next, disconnect the keypad strip as shown in the photo below, then remove the screws that hold your old circuit board in the frame.

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Some connectors may have a lock.
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Swap the boards and reverse the steps to reassemble.

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

Dec 05, 2010 | Whirlpool GH8155XJ Microwave Oven

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It wasnt working at no display nothing, i took down and cleaned real good now im getting a F6 code


Funny that a cleaning would revive a totally dead microwave! Never would have guessed. On microwaves manufactured by whirlpool, F6 apparently means "Microwave relay failure. Check wiring to relay 4903 for short circuits."
Talk to your local service shop and see if they will replace a microwave relay... they should be able to give you a parts and labour estimate before they begin so you will know what you are in for.

Oct 21, 2010 | Whirlpool MH1150XM Convection/Microwave...

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Displayed F6


Depending on the brand and model, F6 may mean a shorted cook relay on the circuit board.

This is especially true in most recent Whirlpool, Kitchenaid, and Kenmore models.

We regularly repair such control units for customers nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid with a one-year guarantee.


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.

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

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

William E. Miller, AS-EET
prototech@usa.net
http://www.microwavedisplay.com
Microwave Oven Control Panel Repair Nationwide

Jun 14, 2010 | Whirlpool GH7145XFZ 1000 Watts Microwave...

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Midway through heating my lunch, my microwave started making a funny noise and "F6" came up on the display. Now I can't get it to work. What does this mean and how do I fix it?


The F6 failure code on a Whirlpool microwave means the cook relay on your control circuit board.

We regularly repair such control units for customers nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in about a week or two with a one-year guarantee.

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.

Feel free to contact me
directly (and please mention your full model number from the tag on the unit) 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, AS-EET
prototech@usa.net
http://www.microwavedisplay.com
Microwave Oven Control Panel Repair Nationwide

Apr 17, 2010 | Whirlpool Microwave Ovens

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The range-top light blew and now replacement bulbs


My Whirlpool/Roper microwave/hood combo has the same problem. I replaced the bulb twice, checked the bulb and it works, but not in the microwave. I wrote to Whirlpool asking about the problem. Haven't heard from them yet.

Apr 02, 2010 | Whirlpool MH1150XMQ Microwave Oven

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Whirlpool wmh1162xvs service code F6 after power failure


This is almost always a shorted microwave power relay on the control circuit board.

We regularly repair such control units for customers nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in about a week or so with a one-year guarantee.

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.

Or feel free to contact me
directly (and please remind me of your full model number from the tag on the unit) 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, AS-EET
prototech@usa.net
http://www.microwavedisplay.com
Microwave Oven Control Panel Repair Nationwide

Jan 14, 2010 | Microwave Ovens

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My Microwave is displaying F6 and running when plugged in.


I found a sheet that says to check wiring to main or microwave relay for shorts. If no shorts found, replace control board.

Apr 10, 2009 | Whirlpool GH7145XF Microwave Oven

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Kenmore Microwave hood combo Model # 66569689992 F6 error code?


i fixed by unplugging the microwave with the door open. I plugged it back in and the F6 was gone. I was then able to set the clock and turn the light on/off . When I closed the microwave door, the F6 came back on and the microwave was making a humming noise. I slapped the side of the microwave near the keypad, and the F6 cleared from the readout and the humming stopped. The microwave is working fine now. Don't know why, except maybe slap on the side reset a relay or something. Anyway, I will never by a Sears Kenmore appliance for the rest of my life. The door rattles when you open a close it (like a part inside the door is broken) and this is the second time a fault code has appeared during use. I had GE Profile appliances at my last house, which are more $$ initial cost, but who wants to screw around buying a new microwave every four or five years. I'll happily spend a couple hundred more for the peace of mind and knowing that it will work during Thanksgiving dinner with the family over.

Dec 08, 2007 | Microwave Ovens

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