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Finding fuse in built-in whirlpool microwave

I have a whirlpool microwave which is ''built-in'' to the wall. It stopped working out of the blue so I'm assuming it is a fuse issue. Is there a way to find the fuse without having to remove the entire unit from the area where it is installed?

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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 your mini-manual, or if you want to look at it before removing the controller, you can download it here (just enter your full model number).

Some Whirlpool models have several fuses and thermal cutouts (TCOs) / thermostats which will all need to be checked if the oven is truly "dead".

Accessing some components (like some of the TCOs) for testing and possible replacement will require you to remove the oven from the wall.

If so, the installation instructions are very handy, and it's best to have two people since the microwave can be heavy and awkward.

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

You can find links to helpful exploded view diagrams and part ordering help here.

I recommend that you bookmark that link to your favorites.


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

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