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There is a diverter in the vent area. You can pull it out and reverse it so that the exhaust blows up and not out into the room. The owners/installation manual will show you how.

Posted on May 21, 2008

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A microwave can be dead for many reasons.

It may be the fuse, which is usually located behind the grille or on the floor of the oven behind the control panel or between the door switches.

If the fuse is good, it may be an open thermostat or thermal cutout (TCO) / thermal fuse on or near the magnetron or on top of the cavity / body of the oven.

If it went dead almost immediately after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a shorted high-voltage capacitor.

If it went dead a few seconds after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a failing high-voltage transformer.

If it goes dead or blows the breaker (or GFI) when you plug it in or open or close the door, then there's a problem with a door switch or door switch mount.

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

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

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 your tech sheet, you can download it here.

If the cavity thermostat needs to be checked or replaced you'll need to pull the oven from the wall.

You can download Whirlpool owner's manuals and installation instructions here.

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Posted on Nov 23, 2008

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unplug your unit for 1 minute and plug it back again, you'll be surprised ...it will work again cheers

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

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SOURCE: have a Whirlpool microwave oven, model MH3185XP. Just stopped wor

In some Whirlpool models, there are more than one fuse, and two or more thermal devices which can interrupt power to the oven.

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.


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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 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.

Please write back with more details if you need further help.

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

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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That's covered in your owner's manual.

If for some reason, you don't have yours, you can download it free here.

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

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

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How do I change the light bulb in my whirlpool microwave model # gh5184xp?


That's covered in your owner's manual.

If for some reason, you don't have yours, you can download it free here.

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

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

Jan 22, 2011 | Whirlpool GH5184XPQ Microwave Oven

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Whirlpool microwave oven model gh5184xpq


Models: GH9177XL GH5176XP GH5184XP GH6178XP GH6177XP
KHHS178L KHHS179L
Microwave will not operate (cook). F7 error code
appears on the display.
Electrical circuit interruption between L1 and Neutral in
the microwave inverter circuit.
Possible reasons:
1. Check door, hinge and cavity front alignment and adjust
as needed.
2. Check the operation of all interlock switches.
3. Check over temperature protector for the magnatron.
4. Check all Cavity Thermostats for closed circuit.
5. Unplug the oven for at least 40 seconds. If this 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. Check 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 control assembly.

Please let me know if you need any more help or have further questions about anything that I have posted. I would be glad to help

thanks

Apr 27, 2008 | Whirlpool GH9185XL Microwave Oven

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All the light blew out, the electric still works, but the oven won't heat food


Hi, my living room light has stopped working, When i turned it on one of the little bulbs went pop and light stopped working although all electric and other lights still work. I tried the bulb in a different light and it still works as well?? I also took light off to check for loose wiring etc but all seems to be fine. Can you help? Thanks!

Oct 04, 2009 | Whirlpool Accuwave Microwave Oven

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Our microwave went dead. It's only three years old. My husband put some chicken wings in, closed the door, and everything went black. We plugged in a nightlight in the power source and it worked. Any ideas...


a few possible causes,
1, the high voltage fuse,
2, the high voltage capacitor
3, the slow blow fuse ( normally found on a small pcb inside unit)

other than that, check the door switches and maybe the x former.
good luck.

Jul 04, 2009 | Whirlpool GH4155XP Microwave Oven

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Have a Whirlpool microwave oven, model MH3185XP. Just stopped wor


In some Whirlpool models, there are more than one fuse, and two or more thermal devices which can interrupt power to the oven.

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.


d:%5cele%5crepair%5cmicrowave%5cge_hotpoint%5cmini_manual_behind_grille_small.jpgdee77f7.jpg

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 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.

Please write back with more details if you need further help.

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

Feb 28, 2009 | Whirlpool MH3185XP Microwave Oven

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Microwave error message


unplug your unit for 1 minute and plug it back again, you'll be surprised ...it will work again cheers

Nov 26, 2008 | Whirlpool GH5184XPQ Microwave Oven

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Gh5184xp no power


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.

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

If the fuse is good, it may be an open thermostat or thermal cutout (TCO) / thermal fuse on or near the magnetron or on top of the cavity / body of the oven.

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

The fuse and magnetron thermostat can be checked without pulling the oven form the wall.

But if you need to check the cavity thermostat, the oven will need to be removed from the wall, and it helps if you still have the installation instructions.

Whirlpool customer service is here and you can also enter your model number on that page to download your owner's manual, installation instructions, etc..

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

Oct 21, 2008 | Whirlpool MH7140XF Microwave Oven

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Vent on Whirlpool GH5184XP


There is a diverter in the vent area. You can pull it out and reverse it so that the exhaust blows up and not out into the room. The owners/installation manual will show you how.

Feb 24, 2008 | Whirlpool GH5184XPQ Microwave Oven

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Whirlpool microwave/oven model RM286PXV3


Just so I understand, you replaced the fuse inside the oven? If so, I would suspect a bad thermostat attached to the magnetron. This device interrupts power when the unit gets too hot. I've included a representative photo. After so many years your magnetron may be bad, too. Once you get the oven working, if it cooks and doesn't trip the thermostat again, it may be okay. PLUS - It looks like this model has manual rotary controls. If so, it's common for those to develop bad contacts after so many years. I would consider that my third suspect. Those controls are called the thermostat (not to be confused with other part by that name that I discussed above) and the selector switch. One could easily be bad. You can check part prices at Sears online at http://www3.sears.com (the "3" is supposed to be there) Some other things that can cause a "dead" condition: - bad connections on the small circuit board where the fuse is mounted (if such a board is present) - bad connections in the wiring Good luck.

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