Question about Microwave Ovens
The problem causing the element to not heat would be either in the control, the element, the sensor on the element or the element itself.
From my experience on this model the element is the most likely suspect. They use what is called a ribbon burner on this and they will typically fail before the control or wiring.
To check you would have to move the range out. Turn off the power, disconnect the screws holding the top on to access the element. Be careful with the glass top and the seal around the sides.
Once you access the element you can make an ohm check on the element terminals. Terminal to terminal should be under 100 ohms if over 100 then the element is bad. If this checks good you may need to do a power up test on the board, This is not recommended if you are not an expert as there will be live 240 volts.
Posted on Apr 24, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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