Question about Hotpoint RVM1435 Microwave Oven
My Hotpoint RVM1435BD microwave doesn't heat but the keypad and everything else works fine. I checked the internal fuse and it is also OK. Anything else I can do?
Magnatron is suspect. Need to put a voltmeter on it and see if the input (primary) side to the high-voltage transformer (big heavy iron thing in there) is getting 120Vac. Don't touch the other (high voltage) side of this transformer. If the power is there, you are looking at replacing the magnatron. Its affordable if you do it yourself - buy the part on EBAY - lookup "universal magnatron"
Posted on Dec 31, 2007
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You may have a bad keypad, which in many cases can be replaced.
A bad keypad may be worn out due to age, damaged, or it may have gotten wet or otherwise contaminated.
Moisture and contamination can be caused by not using the fan when boiling on the stove top (for over the range models), direct spraying of cleaners, by storing the microwave in an unheated garage or shed, or infestation.
I warn my customers to never spray cleaner directly onto the microwave keypad, since the liquid can get inside and "lock up" or even ruin the keypad or controller.
You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383
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