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Whirlpool microwave model#MH1160XSB-4 fuse location

How do I know if the fuse is bad or not after I figure out where to locate the fuse or how to get to it?

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behind the control panel remove the grill and the screw at the top center of the control board. give it a bit of a lift and pull out you can then access the fuse if I remember correctly it should be to the left in there somewhere

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SOURCE: Fuse location on wall mounted Whirlpool MH7140XFQ

The fuse is in a holder located behind the control panel assembly.

At our site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

There should also be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.

If you don't find yours, you can download it here.

If the oven is dead, it may also be a bad magnetron thermostat or oven cavity thermostat.

The first one can probably be accessed through the opening behind the control panel, but the oven cavity thermostat cam only be accessed by removing the oven from the wall, then removing the outer cover.

You can also find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

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 Nov 23, 2008

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SOURCE: Microwave stopped working while cooking. Is there a fuse?

If unit is built-in reove screws holding unit to cabinet.
Slide out about 2 inches to access 3 screws holding grill.
Remove grill to get to two screws holding control panel.
Fuse is behind control panel,

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SOURCE: trying to change a fuse on microwave.

It may be the fuse or the thermal cutout / thermostat associated with the magnetron.

You say you have the service manual? If you mean the folded-up "mini-manual" that should show the relative locations of the parts in a perspective view.

Also, you can find exploded views at the Sears parts site.

Looking at the "interior parts ii" exploded view here, it shows the fuse (drawing reference # 5001) on the small RF noise filter board located on top of the air duct assembly.

You'll need to remove the oven from the wall to get to it for testing & replacement.

The installation instructions are handy to pull the oven from the wall.

If you've misplaced yours, the Sears site may have them free.

You can just enter your full model number at the Sears parts site.

On the resulting page, look to the right for the blue "View manuals" button. Click there.


That Sears-related site has many free manuals. While the manuals they list there are all free, they may ask you to register.

Many times, the owner's manual will have the installation instructions inside.

If yours is not listed there for free, you would have to order it through the
Sears parts site.

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SOURCE: Fuse location on a KitchenAid Microwave

my kitchenaid microwave oven does not heat anymore
everything else works but it will not warm anything up

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If mounted on the wall above the range, this may be a 2-man job to remove, and the electrical repair may not be for DIYer. 1st ask "Why is fuse bad?" Usually the fuse is located with other electrical/electronic components behind the control panel. To access: unplug, remove MW from wall, remove bonnet (3-sided metal shroud), expose the electrical compartment on the right side, search for the fuse (usually 1 1/4 x 1/4D cylinder). Replacing the fuse may not be the final answer.

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yup most probably that is the case.

you can locate the fuse usually it is placed near the main power supply or just trace the supply cord going in your unit. but before you open your unit be sure it is unplug to avoid electric shock.

slowly disassemble the unit and be sure that you can replace all the screws back to it original positions. after locating the fuse, check if it has a continuity and be sure to replace the same fuse rating. also investigate why the fuse had blown up and look for abnormalities.

if nothing found then replace the fuse and put all back then test the unit. if still it blows fuse, their must be something wrong with the unit and have it service to qualified personnel.

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