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It doesnt have any light and doesnt make any sound when I try to turn it on

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The interior light won't turn off and can hear a fan. usually it goes dark and quiet

It sounds like one of the door interlock switches is bad. You will have top access the control panel where you should gain access to the switch assembly. tested or replace the top and bottom switches. there usually is a third switch that is has a different connection configuration. this will be the monitor switch it is highly unlikely it is this switch or the fuse would be blown.

May 29, 2015 | Microwave Ovens

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Microwave won't stop running

there's a ghost in your microwave, call ghost buster. Seriously, the problem is the control panel. (((((the microwave oven can store thousands of volts of electricity in its high voltage capacitor, even after the microwave oven has been unplugged. That's more than 30 wall outlets combined.
Replacing electronic parts in a microwave oven can be extremely dangerous.))))))) tank you
Samsung Model SMH1816S XAC Parts

Mar 30, 2014 | Samsung Microwave Ovens

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Microwave control panel dark

Since you posted this under the WMH32517AT category, I'll assume that's your model number. If not, feel free to e-mail me (below).

The function of the door switches is to prevent the oven from running when the door is open.

If the switches fail in a certain way, it can cause the fuse or breaker to blow. That's by design.

Some models have a line fuse and another fuse for the controller low voltage transformer.

There is a technical sheet hidden behind the grille or behind the controls. It's very helpful in locating components and testing, etc.

Your door switch mounts need to be inspected to be sure they're not loose, misaligned, or damaged. If so, they'll need to be realigned or replaced as needed.

The hook-like "latch heads" protruding from the door must be under spring tension and must move up and down freely in order to activate the door switches.

It sounds like your door switch is stuck, and you can order a universal type here.

Most door switch problems are caused by slamming the door or opening the door while it's cooking instead of hitting the "Stop" pad first.

At my Web site, I have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range grille and control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

The support page for model WMH32517AT is here. It has the owner's manual, installation instructions, exploded views, and parts lists.

You can order any needed Whirlpool parts from the Pros here, my favorite affiliated supplier.
For more free DIY and other help & advice, feel free to contact me via my site.

Please include FULL model number*, FCC ID number*, + detailed symptom information. ( * on the tag in cooking cavity or around door frame or control frame or on back)

William E. Miller, AS-EET
Microwave Oven Control Panel Repair Nationwide
"Recycling by repairing since 1982"

Mar 05, 2017 | Whirlpool WMH32517AT Over the Range...

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Electric oven stopped working

Try turning off the 230 volt 40 amp double breaker in your electric panel and resetting it

Nov 28, 2013 | Microwave Ovens

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Samsung microwave -the electrical panel runs, the

it sounds like it one of your micro-switches inside that control the power to the doors, if one of the switches is bad, it would cut the power , the panenl will light, the turn table will work, the fan will turn on , but you will not get any heat at all, micro-switches run depending onthe unit from 5-10 bucks, when you open the unit you will see the one that is bad, is usually bent or the connector might be burn or melt, good luck..!

Nov 14, 2009 | Samsung MU3250W Microwave Oven

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GE Profile Microwave - JVM2070SK02 - when turning on the underhood light there was a bright flash/pop - both underhood and interior lights are out - carosel doesn't turn - fan sounds labored - control...

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.

Sometimes this will 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.

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

William E. Miller

Sep 13, 2009 | GE Microwave Ovens

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Try to start, no respond, no light digital number...No sound. Already check Electric plug is fine.

microwave ovens have a unique problem that shows itself once in a while .. they cant afford to put in a transformer thats big enough to handle two cycles of input power that have the same phase.. there is circuitry in there that tries to make sure that doesnt happen .. it remembers the "turn off" phase and makes sure the next time its turned on it uses the opposite phase.. this is to prevent transformer saturation .. this is kinda technical but anyhow its going to mess up once in a while .. the results will often be a tripped main circuit breaker ... you can check this (if the microwave plugs in) by simply plugging in a lamp to the same outlet .. if it lights then the circuit breaker is ok .. if it doesnt then thats your problem .. find your fuse box and look for a circuit breaker that is in a different postition than the rest .. you have to switch that off then back on again to reset it .. if power is ok and it still doesnt work then you may have a blown fuse inside the microwave ... thats not a place you want to be unless you really know what your are doing .. the voltage and current inside is enough to quickly kill ..

if you or someone else knows how to work with this dangerous stuff .. then they would first make sure its unplugged for at least 5 min .. then look for a bad fuse or fusable resister in the low voltage power supply (usually 12 volts) .. that supplies power to the computer and display .. nothing else will work if the computer is not working .. there is also a thermal fuse inside that will trip if the thing gets toooo hot .. that can happen if air flow is blocked or you try to use the oven with nothing in it ...

Sep 04, 2009 | Sharp Microwave Ovens

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Microwave not making any sound, or heating. control panel works!

This microwave probably has a serious electrical problem...a defective magnetron or rectifier. It should probably be checked by someone who is familiar with electrical repairs...there can be high voltage inside and a danger of electric shock, even when the oven is off.

Jan 18, 2008 | Microwave Ovens

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