Question about Whirlpool MH1160XS Convection/Microwave Oven
The cook top light burnt out and broke during attempt to remove it. Further attempts (power to light was still on) caused a short in unit. It appears that a fuse might have been blown because the microwave still works but the fans have all stopped working. So the questions are...1)where is this fuse located. 2)can the part be purchased and where? 3)can it be accessed by consumer for repair?
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
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.
The lights fan can be inoperable or stuck on or no bright, too. Sometimes this will similarly affect the exhaust fan operation, too.
On the off chance that it's only a fuse, there should 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.
If you don't find yours, or if you want to look at it without disassembling the oven, you can download it here.
You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number from the tag on the oven here.
Feel free to contact me directly (and please remind me of your full model number) for more information & help.
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William E. Miller
Posted on May 12, 2009
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