Question about Microwave Ovens
I have A whirlpool slide in oven there is an error on the screen that says F-3 can anyone tell me what this is or means... The oven stops heating when the error code comes up? how to fix it or what the part number is so I can order it.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Microwave oven
Yes, it could be. The first thing to try is a "hard reset".
Unplug it from the power line for a few minutes, plug it back in, then try again.
Let us know if the hard reset doen't fix it.
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Posted on Nov 17, 2007
Models: GH9177XL GH5176XP GH5184XP GH6178XP GH6177XP
Microwave will not operate (cook). F7 error code
appears on the display.
Electrical circuit interruption between L1 and Neutral in
the microwave inverter circuit.
1. Check door, hinge and cavity front alignment and adjust
2. Check the operation of all interlock switches.
3. Check over temperature protector for the magnatron.
4. Check all Cavity Thermostats for closed circuit.
5. Unplug the oven for at least 40 seconds. If this solves
A. Check the Cooling Fan for proper operation or
B. Check the resistance of the magnetron thermostat.
It should be 0 Ohms, replace if necessary.
6. Check that the control cable to the 1100 watt inverter
is properly connected to plug P2 on the display PCB
& Adjust or Reconnect
7. If interlock switches operate correctly, replace 1100W
8. If problem persists, replace control assembly.
Please let me know if you need any more help or have further questions about anything that I have posted. I would be glad to help
Posted on Apr 27, 2008
In some Whirlpool models, there are more than one fuse, and two or more thermal devices which can interrupt power to the oven.
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.
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 yours, or if you want to look at it without disassembling the oven, you can download it here.
You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number from the tag on the oven here.
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Posted on Mar 02, 2009
About 95% of the time it is the magnatron. If the microwave is under 5 years old that part is often covered under warranty. I would check your manual. If not the p/n is 8206335 and it's about $80 and fairly easy to install. I just looked and the magnatron is covered.
Labor to replace it would be about $125
Posted on Mar 04, 2009
hmmmmmmmmmmm heat cook spin..jump up and down....myh guess magnetron..is gone
Posted on Aug 18, 2009
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