Question about Microwave Ovens
Manufacturers used to include access panels in the rear or side so you could easily change the bulb. That exposed the customer to 110V connectors, and that posed a real liability threat, so they stopped using them.
You now must generally remove the outer cover to replace the bulb.
In many over-the-range models, that can mean having to take the oven down from the wall! For safety's sake, that should be a two-person job.
It's really helpful if you have your original installation instructions to do this.
Many models use one halogen lamp to illuminate the cooktop and another to illuminate the cavity. You must not touch them with your bare skin as the oils will shorten the bulb life.
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Posted on Nov 18, 2007
High voltage parts are suspect. Need to put a voltmeter on the
input (primary) side to the high-voltage transformer (big heavy iron
thing in there) Should be getting 120Vac when it goes to cook
cycle. Don't touch the other (high voltage) side of this
transformer. If the power is there, you are looking at replacing
either the magnatron or the high-voltage capacitor and diode. Its
affordable if you do it yourself - buy the part on EBAY - lookup
Hope ya fix it!
Posted on Jan 25, 2008
That's a misnomer.
And oven may have an inverter and it may have a sensor (usually either a heat sensor or humidity sensor).
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Posted on Jan 11, 2010
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