Question about Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

OTR Microwave Oven

My Whirlpool OTR microwave's fan stays on all the time. I can't stop it or start anything to heat up. I've tried to unplug it to reset it; but when I plug it back in, the fan and light turn on when I close the door. This is the only thing it will do.

Posted by on

  • Bridgman Jan 13, 2008

    It is the internal cooling fan and the internal light that is staying on. I cannot get it to turn off nor can I cook with the microwave

  • William Miller
    William Miller May 11, 2010

    Is it the internal cooling fan and the cavity light or the hood vent fan and cooktop light that are staying on?


×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Microwave Ovens Master
  • 9,098 Answers

I would suspect you have a bad door switch or door switch mount.

This is usually caused by either a bad door switch, a loose door switch mount, or a problem on the control panel.

Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside.

This can be caused by slamming the door or by habitually opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.

If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

If you think the problem is on the control panel, which we repair these nationwide for $39.95 postpaid.

Please write back with your model number if you need further help.

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Jan 14, 2008

Ad

3 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
MicrowaveSvc
  • 9098 Answers

SOURCE: whirlpool microwave oven

I have a nice PDF version of the technical sheet from a model MH1150, which should be similar. It's here:
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/whirlpool_mh1150xmq-0_wiring.pdf

Looking at that, I would say the fan relay "on/off" is stuck.

If your shop doesn't do board-level repair, we do it for $39.95 nationwide. You'll find a link to our site in our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

If you'd like to discuss this further, please e-mail or call me via that link.

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Feb 19, 2008

  • 50 Answers

SOURCE: Whirlpool OTR microwave no oven 'fan'

FIRST ,,MICROWAVE OVENS ARE REALLY SAFTY MINDED AND THATS A GOOD THING....THERE ARE USUALLY THREE DOOR SWITHCES NEXT THE KEYBOARD--THE ONE ON TOP AND THE ONE ON BOTTOM ARE PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SWITCHES,,YOUR PROBLEM SOUNDS LIKE ONE OF THESE IS NOT MAKING CONNECTION..YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO PRESS 'DOWN" WITH A LITTLE PRESSURE ON THE DOOR AFTER CLOSING TO SEE IF THE FAN WILL START,,,IF YOU NOTICE --THERE ARE 2 LATCHES(HOOKS) COMING OUT OF THE DOOR,,WHEN THE DOOR IS CLOSED,THOSE LATCHES ARE SPRING LOADED AND MAKE CONTACT ON THOSE SAFTY SWITCHES....THIS IS NOT A CUSTOMER REPAIR--MICRO'S ARE JUST TO DANGEROUS WHEN YOU TAKE THE COVER OFF--IF THIS DOES BRING THE FAN BACK ON--YOU GOT A BAD DOOR SWITCH AND SHOULD BE A REASONABLE REPAIR
THE OTHER SOLUTION STILL WOULD BE A CONNECTION PROBLEM ON THE KEYBOARD ITSELF-THE WIRES JUST PLUG ON THE CIRCUIT BOARD BEHIND THE KEYBOARD---STILL A EASY REPAIR--GOOD LUCK TUNICA

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Can it be used without the fan?


If you want to get anymore useful life out of it, stop operating it without the fan.

Aug 18, 2015 | Whirlpool Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

Whirlpool microwave fan not working


I would unplug the oven for 2 minutes to do a hard reset and try it again, just in cause there was a glitch.

Without knowing your full model number from the tag on the oven, I would wonder if it has a separate internal cooling fan from the hood vent exhaust fan. It could be an unrelated issue.

For more free DIY and other help & advice, feel free to contact me with your full model number and FCC ID number from the tag on your oven.

William E. Miller, AS-EET
pupista@gmail.com
http://www.microwavecontrol.com
Microwave Oven Control Panel Repair Nationwide
"Recycling by repairing since 1982"

Mar 11, 2017 | Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

How do I stop the vent fan on my Amana OTR microwave (AMV1162AAW)


see the block diagram, unppluged the machine, and disconnect only 1 wires or 2 wires and wrapping with electric tape individual.
However I will NOT recommend to do this, because the fan cool the magnetron, that emite radiation for heating the foods.
God bless you
8_1_2012_2_35_34_pm.gif

Aug 01, 2012 | Amana AMV5164 Microwave Oven

1 Answer

GE Spacesaver Microwave not heating, inside fan not working


I suggest you have the microwave oven replaced, the prices have dropped considerably for the last several years and you have got your money worth out of the unit.

Mar 02, 2012 | GE JVM1640 Microwave Oven

1 Answer

F7 code on Whirlpool Microwave model GH9185XLT - 1


Power to magnetron
interrupted
12. Replace inverter.
13. Replace all parts and panels before operating.
14. Plug in microwave oven or reconnect power.
15. If problem persists, unplug microwave oven or disconnect power.
16. Replace electronic control.
17. Replace all parts and panels before operating.
18. Plug in microwave oven or reconnect power.
19. If problem persists, unplug microwave oven or disconnect power.
20. Check for reversed plug connection on controls or loose wiring.
21. Replace all parts and panels before operating.
22. Plug in microwave oven or reconnect power.

May 23, 2017 | Whirlpool GH9185XL Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Whirlpool OTR microwave no oven 'fan'


FIRST ,,MICROWAVE OVENS ARE REALLY SAFTY MINDED AND THATS A GOOD THING....THERE ARE USUALLY THREE DOOR SWITHCES NEXT THE KEYBOARD--THE ONE ON TOP AND THE ONE ON BOTTOM ARE PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SWITCHES,,YOUR PROBLEM SOUNDS LIKE ONE OF THESE IS NOT MAKING CONNECTION..YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO PRESS 'DOWN" WITH A LITTLE PRESSURE ON THE DOOR AFTER CLOSING TO SEE IF THE FAN WILL START,,,IF YOU NOTICE --THERE ARE 2 LATCHES(HOOKS) COMING OUT OF THE DOOR,,WHEN THE DOOR IS CLOSED,THOSE LATCHES ARE SPRING LOADED AND MAKE CONTACT ON THOSE SAFTY SWITCHES....THIS IS NOT A CUSTOMER REPAIR--MICRO'S ARE JUST TO DANGEROUS WHEN YOU TAKE THE COVER OFF--IF THIS DOES BRING THE FAN BACK ON--YOU GOT A BAD DOOR SWITCH AND SHOULD BE A REASONABLE REPAIR
THE OTHER SOLUTION STILL WOULD BE A CONNECTION PROBLEM ON THE KEYBOARD ITSELF-THE WIRES JUST PLUG ON THE CIRCUIT BOARD BEHIND THE KEYBOARD---STILL A EASY REPAIR--GOOD LUCK TUNICA

Oct 30, 2008 | Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

Whirlpool microwave oven


I have a nice PDF version of the technical sheet from a model MH1150, which should be similar. It's here:
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/whirlpool_mh1150xmq-0_wiring.pdf

Looking at that, I would say the fan relay "on/off" is stuck.

If your shop doesn't do board-level repair, we do it for $39.95 nationwide. You'll find a link to our site in our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

If you'd like to discuss this further, please e-mail or call me via that link.

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Feb 18, 2008 | Whirlpool MH1150XMQ Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Fans continues to run.


door switches or control circuit, may be loose contact or open check all wiring and circuit...

Dec 18, 2007 | Sharp R-1470 Microwave Oven

1 Answer

GE microwave oven


Does the turntable rotate? If everything but this works (except no heat), you probably have a bad door switch. Here's a discussion of what's involved in replacing it: http://www.fixya.com/support/t267796-kenmore_microwave_hood_combination_over

If the turntable does rotate, I'd suspect a more significant failure, such as the transformer, capacitor, or magnetron. If it's any of these, it's time to replace the unit.

Dec 10, 2007 | GE JVM1650 1000 Watts Microwave Oven

Not finding what you are looking for?
Microwave Ovens Logo

Related Topics:

129 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Microwave Ovens Experts

William Miller
William Miller

Level 3 Expert

9098 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Marvin
Marvin

Level 3 Expert

82322 Answers

Are you a Microwave Oven Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...