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I have a 1500w Cobra power inverter, it has a fault OLP, it's been in my truck for 2yrs operating the same 2 devices, microwave and TV, is there a fuse to change? What must I do to regain operations?

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It probably needs surgery I could fix it if i were there in person. It needs parts but i can't tell what from here

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SOURCE: Panasonic Inverter Microvave (NN-T990SA) Does Not Operate at Full Power

In most cases, this is a problem with the inverter or a bad magnetron.

Due to the lethal voltages used and produced, I do not recommend that an inexperienced person work on these.

I would recommend that you contact your nearest Panasonic-authorized servicer. You can find one here:

http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/vServiceLocator?storeId=15001

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Posted on Dec 17, 2007

SOURCE: Neff HTHB86K Microwave oven.

The microwave unit is faulty as you can read from the display or the controller isn't working correctly, you should take your MW oven to an authorized service center. It can be repaired by yourself but it's highly dangerous because it has high voltage inside and microwave energy.

Posted on Feb 15, 2008

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SOURCE: microwave works, new noise

It could be a bad magnetron, or it may be mild arcing due to food particles or grease on or behind the waveguide cover.

No microwave should ever be left unattended while running.

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SOURCE: No display will not operate no fan no light

Ok, there is an in-line fuse that is located inside the unit on the power supply board. if this fuse is damaged, replace it. If this fuse is ok, replace the entire power supply board.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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SOURCE: must lift door of microwave to operate microwave.

This is usually caused by either a bad door switch or a loose door switch mount, which are pretty simple problems to fix.

Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside.

Door switch or mount trouble is usually caused by slamming the door or by opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.

There are plastic mounts inside the microwave which hold the door switches and onto which the door latches lock when you close the door.

The screws on these mounts may be loose. If they get too loose, the switches will not be activated properly.

Sometimes it's a broken tab on the switch holder, allowing the switch to rotate just out of position. This tab can be hard to see, since it is under the bottom edge of the switch.

If the switch mount is broken, it's usually more economical and safer to add a dab or two of hot glue to the mount to secure the switch. Let it cool for about 30 minutes before using.

One test that sometimes helps is to gently lift up (and/or push down) on the door or handle as you try to start it. If it works or tries to work, then it's a door switch mount or door alignment issue.

You can 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.

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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.

If you only need a switch, you can order a universal type here for $5 postpaid.

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Posted on Jun 06, 2009

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My over the stove microwave starts continues for a few econds the f-7 appears and it stops


F7 means power to magnetron is interrupted.

I don't recommend that someone without experience and an understanding of the safety procedures undertake troubleshooting this.
You can find manuals and helpful exploded view diagrams for your model here and my favorite parts supplier is here. There is a technical sheet hidden behind the controls that has helpful technical and troubleshooting information. It will say something like this:

F7 Power to magnetron interrupted

1. Unplug microwave oven or disconnect power.
2. After 40 seconds, check to see whether this solves the problem.
3. Unplug microwave oven or disconnect power.
4. Check cooling fan operation
5. Check the magnetron.
6. Check P65 connection on the relay control board.
7. Check the P56/P66 connection between relay board and relay control board.
8. Check wiring to the 1200W inverter and control system. See "Checking Inverters."
9. Check operation of all interlock switches.
10. Replace all parts and panels before operating.
11. Plug in microwave oven or reconnect power.
12. Check voltage at 4903-1 on relay board. If it is 120, unplug microwave oven or disconnect power.
13. Replace inverter.
14. Replace all parts and panels before operating.
15. Plug in microwave oven or reconnect power.
16. If problem persists, unplug microwave oven or disconnect power.
17. Replace relay control board.
18. Replace all parts and panels before operating.
19. Plug in microwave oven or reconnect power.
20. If problem persists, unplug microwave oven or disconnect power.
21. Check for reversed plug connection on controls or loose wiring.
22. Replace all parts and panels before operating.
23. Plug in microwave oven or reconnect power.

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Panasonic Dimension 4 Microwave- Model NN D801. Whilst microwaving for 2 mins on high - heard a zapping noise. Didnt heat food. Front operating panel works. turntable still works. Any suggestions?


A "zapping noise" usually indicates a problem in the high voltage circuit. If it's an inverter oven, it should have provided you with a fault code. If a non-inverter, the most likely causes are a shorted high voltage rectifier or bad magnetron. But there are many other possible causes.

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I have a 2500 watt cobra inverter and I'm trying to get my 700 watt microwave to work but it keeps poping the breaker and shutting off Not sure why


Instantaneous surge current can trip the breaker. You need to look at the data plate on the oven to see what the actual draw off the mains is. 700 watts of microwave power is NOT the amount of power drawn when it starts. You have the fan motor and the tray rotator motor to deal with when calculating the correct size of inverter to use with it.

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Miele microwave cuts power after 3 seconds of operation then resets itself to correct time. Any ideas?


it more than likely has a faulty inverter power unit or magnetron.the machine checks the current draw and stops the machine if it thinks it has a fault,hope this helps

Nov 09, 2014 | Microwave Ovens

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What is Error F7


I am having the same problem. According to the owner's repair guide error Code F7 indicates that power to the magnetron was interrupted. You will want to make the following checks: 1. Unplug microwave oven or disconnect power. 2. After 40 seconds, check to see whether this solves the problem. 3. Unplug microwave oven or disconnect power. 4. Check resistance of the magnetron thermostat. 5. Check the magnetron. 6. Check wiring to the 1100W inverter and control system. See "Checking Inverters." 7. Plug in microwave oven or reconnect power. 8. Check operation of all interlock switches. Check door, hinge and cavity front alignment. Adjust as needed. 9. Unplug microwave oven or disconnect power. 10. If switches operate correctly, replace 1100W inverter. 11. If problem persists, replace electronic control. 12. Plug in microwave oven or reconnect power.

While this is helpful, it is still out of my confort zone as I pulled the control panel and discovered a virtual zoo of connectors. Obviously ponly a trained repairman knows which ones need to be checked. I will probably have to resort to calling one and shelling out the dough.

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I have a that microwave gh7208xrs that shows a error code F7 HVSMPS feedback


The controller is not getting the high voltage switched-mode power supply feedback signal.

Sometimes this is due to a defect on the HVSMPS (inverter) or a bad connection from the HVSMPS to the controller.

Due to the voltages involved, I do not recommend that an inexperienced person attempt to troubleshoot an inverter.

In the event that you or someone you know wants to look into it, see these safety warnings first.

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 tells you this:

F7 Power to magnetron interrupted
1. Unplug microwave oven or disconnect power.
2. After 40 seconds, check to see whether this solves the problem.
3. Unplug microwave oven or disconnect power.
4. Check cooling fan operation
5. Check the magnetron.
6. Check P65 connection on the relay control board.
7. Check the P56/P66 connection between relay board and relay control
board.
8. Check wiring to the 1200W inverter and control system. See "Checking
Inverters."
9. Check operation of all interlock switches.
10. Replace all parts and panels before operating.
11. Plug in microwave oven or reconnect power.
12. Check voltage at 4903-1 on relay board. If it is 120, unplug microwave
oven or disconnect power.
13. Replace inverter.
14. Replace all parts and panels before operating.
15. Plug in microwave oven or reconnect power.
16. If problem persists, unplug microwave oven or disconnect power.
17. Replace relay control board.
18. Replace all parts and panels before operating.
19. Plug in microwave oven or reconnect power.
20. If problem persists, unplug microwave oven or disconnect power.
21. Check for reversed plug connection on controls or loose wiring.
22. Replace all parts and panels before operating.
23. Plug in microwave oven or reconnect power.

I'd suspect 6 through 8 first.

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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It always say F7


HI. This is, essentially, a inverter fault error cofe(F7). This code will indicate that there is an electrical circuit malfunction located at the L1 an neutral junction point on the main inverter board, itself. I will post a quick check point list below to guide you through the necessary troubleshooting that is needed at this time. If all check points below check out ok, simply replace the inverter board.

Check Points:

1. Check door, hinge and cavity front alignment and adjust
as needed.
2. Check the operation of all interlock switches.
3. Check the thermal fuse for the magnetron.
4. Check all Cavity Thermostats for closed circuit.
5. Unplug the oven for at least 40 seconds. If removing power for that length of time solves
the problem:
A. Check the Cooling Fan for proper operation or
blockage
B. Check the resistance of the magnetron thermostat.
It should be 0 Ohms, replace if necessary.
6. Verify that the control cable to the 1100 watt inverter
is properly connected to plug P2 on the display PCB
& Adjust or Reconnect
7. If interlock switches operate correctly, replace 1100W
inverter.
8. If problem persists, replace the main control PCB.

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Works for approx 30 secs then it cuts off with a error Code F7 message.


Assuming yours is a model KHMS2050SSS0, here is what the technical sheet says about the F7 error code:

1. Unplug microwave oven or disconnect power.
2. After 40 seconds, check to see whether this solves the problem.
3. Unplug microwave oven or disconnect power.
4. Check cooling fan operation
5. Check the magnetron.
6. Check P65 connection on the relay control board.
7. Check the P56/P66 connection between relay board and relay control board.
8. Check wiring to the 1200W inverter and control system. See “Checking Inverters.”
9. Check operation of all interlock switches.
10. Replace all parts and panels before operating.
11. Plug in microwave oven or reconnect power.
12. Check voltage at 4903-1 on relay board. If it is 120, unplug microwave oven or disconnect power.
13. Replace inverter.
14. Replace all parts and panels before operating.
15. Plug in microwave oven or reconnect power.
16. If problem persists, unplug microwave oven or disconnect power.
17. Replace relay control board.
18. Replace all parts and panels before operating.
19. Plug in microwave oven or reconnect power.
20. If problem persists, unplug microwave oven or disconnect power.
21. Check for reversed plug connection on controls or loose wiring.
22. Replace all parts and panels before operating.
23. Plug in microwave oven or reconnect power.

(This troubleshooting guide presumes one does not know how to test electronic components. That's why they say to replace and part and check it again.)

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

If yours is a different model number, please reply back.

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Whirlpool microwave oven


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.

It says:

F7 Power to magnetron interrupted

1. Unplug microwave oven or disconnect power.
2. After 40 seconds, check to see whether this solves the problem.
3. Unplug microwave oven or disconnect power.
4. Check cooling fan operation
5. Check the magnetron.
6. Check P65 connection on the relay control board.
7. Check the P56/P66 connection between relay board and relay control board.
8. Check wiring to the 1200W inverter and control system. See “Checking Inverters.”
9. Check operation of all interlock switches.
10. Replace all parts and panels before operating.
11. Plug in microwave oven or reconnect power.
12. Check voltage at 4903-1 on relay board. If it is 120, unplug microwave oven or disconnect power.
13. Replace inverter.
14. Replace all parts and panels before operating.
15. Plug in microwave oven or reconnect power.
16. If problem persists, unplug microwave oven or disconnect power.
17. Replace relay control board.
18. Replace all parts and panels before operating.
19. Plug in microwave oven or reconnect power.
20. If problem persists, unplug microwave oven or disconnect power.
21. Check for reversed plug connection on controls or loose wiring.
22. Replace all parts and panels before operating.
23. Plug in microwave oven or reconnect power.

If for some reason your tech sheet is not there, you can download it here.

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

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

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Nov 30, 2008 | Whirlpool GH4155XP Microwave Oven

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Microwave F-7 Code


F7 is q Power to magnetron
interrupted

1. Unplug microwave oven or disconnect power.
2. After 40 seconds, check to see whether this solves the problem.
3. Unplug microwave oven or disconnect power.
4. Check cooling fan operation
5. Check resistance of the magnetron thermostat.
6. Check the magnetron.
7. Check P2, P4 and P27 connections.
8. Check wiring to the 1100W inverters and control system. See
“Checking Inverters.”
9. Check operation of all interlock switches.
10. Replace inverter, if defective.
11. Replace all parts and panels before operating.
12. Plug in microwave oven or reconnect power.
13. If problem persists, unplug microwave oven or disconnect power.
14. Replace electronic control.
15. Replace all parts and panels before operating.
16. Plug in microwave oven or reconnect power.
17. If problem persists, unplug microwave oven or disconnect power.
18. Check for reversed plug connection on controls or loose wiring.
19. Replace all parts and panels before operating.
20. Plug in microwave oven or reconnect power.

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