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According to the technical sheet found hidden inside the unit behind the controller and online here:

F7 Power to magnetron interrupted
1. Unplug microwave oven or disconnect power.
2. After 40 seconds, check to see whether this solves the problem. (Possible reason: Over temperature protection for the magnetron opened.)
3. Check resistance of the magnetron thermostat. It should be close to 0 ohms.
4. Check the magnetron.
5. Check wiring to the 1100W inverter and control system.
6. Check operation of all interlock switches.
7. If switches operate correctly:
- Replace 1100W inverter.
- If problem persists, replace power supply board.
8. Plug in microwave oven or reconnect power.

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 Sep 08, 2010

  • magataganm Feb 25, 2011

    Whirlpool lists 2 inverters for this unit. Neither is listed as 100W. Can you explain which inverter is the 1100W?

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