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PVM1870SM3SS will not power up found burnt THERMO SW-TCO SENSE TEMP

Will the WB27X1127 stop my microwave from power up

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This part is a Cabinet fuse and will stop power to the control panel, works through L1. This open or fails when the microwave cabinet get too hot and it is protecting itself.
So yes to your question.

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Posted on Nov 28, 2013

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SOURCE: WHat part number for this GW Microwave oven thermostat?

There should 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.


It will tell you where each one is located and what it's called, and should have the part numbers.

Three of them should read normally closed and one should read open.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number from the tag on the oven here.

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There are three in this model and they can all be ordered here.

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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. It usually shows relative component layout.

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

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