Question about Whirlpool Microwave Ovens
Sometimes a bad relay on the main timer board will tell the unit to heat with nothing in it and it will arc in the wave guide or antenna area. Arcing sounds like growling or grumbling. "Random" may be from the relay sticking sometimes and then sometimes not. Will destroy the wave guide and the magnetron and the unit could not be repaired. Would have to be replaced if that happens
Posted on Aug 24, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Posted on Mar 29, 2007
Many thanks to e3enigma above! I removed the synch motor under the turntable; all other microwave functions work fine and the grinding noise is gone, hooray! A trip to the appliance parts store tomorrow for a replacement synchronous motor and all should be well. Thanks again!
Posted on Jan 08, 2008
The turntable system consists of the turntable motor, the turntable coupler, the roller guide / turntable support with rollers, and the glass turntable tray.
You can see and hear a video of how a turntable motor should sound when you rotate it by hand.
It's important for everything to be clean and dry. Lubrication is not recommended or required. That would only serve as a bandaid.
If it doesn't work right, or it makes noise, then it is broken or worn.
For more help from Magic Chef / Ewave see here or their contact page or you can order replacement parts here.
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Posted on Nov 23, 2008
Is there a wall behind where the microwave is to fit?
Most of these ship with a mounting plate and instructions for mounting to the wall. In fact, the wall bracket carries about 1/2 the weight, and the overhead cabinets carry the other half. The plates come with a good set of instructions for how to install.
Whirlpool is sending you to a distributor because they have to watch liability in this litigous world we live in..
Posted on Jan 29, 2009
The noise you are hearing is due to the fan. The fan is used to cool the magnetron during cooking, and because this fan is not working the magnetron is overheating and the thermal protector is opening, killing power to the unit. All you need to fix this is a new fan blade. The fan blade(look for part #80) is slipping on the motor shaft ( the noise you are hearing).
GE XL 1800
If the blade is broken then you can buy a new one from---
GE FAN BLADE
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Posted on Feb 24, 2009
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