Question about Whirlpool GH6177XP Microwave Oven
At some point after I opened the door, I lost all power to unit. There is power to the outlet.
First, check the fuse usually located above the display, inside the top lid. You can't see if it's blown, so you must test it for continuity with a meter or self powered test light. Usually fifteen amp, and of the ceramic variety. (available at radio shack type places) If the new one blows instantly, it's likely a door switch shorted out. If it blows after a few seconds, it could be the magnetron gone bad, or internal arcing. The main transformer will sometimes short out, but that's rare.
Be absolutely careful, should your fingers venture around the magnatron connections down below, as there is high voltage and current that can kill you. This warning applies even when it's unplugged!
The door switches operate together, so if one slams the door shut it will often blow the fuse with no other damage. Sometimes the crow-bar switch will sustain damage in the process. Usually, if the switches click individually, they're good. If one doesn't click, it'll almost always be shorted. They're located behind the door catch, inside the unit beside the display board, and a bit hard to access. You will need to reach past the magnatron for this, so be careful.
Posted on Jul 15, 2009
I have a Ge above oven microwave and apperently there was a small fire occured due to arcing. Now my Microwave doesn't turn on. Is my microwave fixable or do i need to buy another one?
Posted on Aug 09, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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