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Whirlpool velos microwave, model gh208xrs-1, accidently touched the hot wire from the rotation motor to ground and lost power is there a blown fuse somewhere /

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Velos Microwave showing "Error

F7 means that the control panel is not getting feedback from the Switched Mode Power Supply (high-voltage inverter).

This could be due to a problem with the inverter or the control unit / circuit board, but it appears to be the latter in most cases.

We repair microwave control boards for customers nationwide with our guaranteed $39.95 service.

We have full details, plus critical safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site. You'll find a link to our site in our listing here on FixYa:

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful.

You may reply back with your brand and model number if you'd like us to look into this further, or feel free to contact me directly if you need more help.

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SOURCE: GE Spacemaker Microwave Blown Fuse replaced still no power

If you measure across the varistor leads with it still in the circuit, you should measure around 100-300 ohms, which is the DC resistance of the primary of the low voltage transformer.

If you read infinity / open the primary of the low voltage transformer is bad.

If the varistor is bad, it will be shorted and usually it will be cracked or split. This is a much simpler way to test the varistor.

Have you checked the magnetron thermal cutout (TCO) (or thermostat if so equipped) and the oven TCO? These are the leading causes of a dead GE when the fuse is okay.

You didn't mention the model number. What is it?

Please reply back here if you still need help.

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SOURCE: Microwave stopped working while cooking. Is there a fuse?

If unit is built-in reove screws holding unit to cabinet.
Slide out about 2 inches to access 3 screws holding grill.
Remove grill to get to two screws holding control panel.
Fuse is behind control panel,

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SOURCE: whirlpool velos model gh7208xrs-1 will start but it does not make

Check contacts to control board first.

If control board is OK then test the high voltage capacitor,the rectifier diode.or the magnetron. If all this are fine, test the control board.

Thediode and capacitors can br tested. The capacitor must bealloweddischarge before testing, or you risk to get electrocuted, evenifpower is off. Capacitors can get discharged by shorting theirtwocontacts.
Before replacing the magnetron test also the control board.
Replace the magnetron if the checks and all of the high voltage component tests are good, but the unit still does not heat.

All locations, and description of this parts can be located using the diagram here: Counter top.

Parts must be tested to find out what is wrong.

Remember that microwaves are potentially dangerous devices if not repaired properly, the job must be done by a competent person.
A microwave energy leakage test must always be performed when the oven is serviced for any reason.

Regarding parts, contact the seller here to purchase parts.

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SOURCE: Whirlpool MH7140XFQ-1 microwave no longer heating

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I have a Whirlpool microwave oven model number m T 7 118 xD Q all the other buttons work but when you push the start button it does not work can you tell me what the problem is?

There is a fuse inside your microwave that might have blown. Take cover off unit unplugged make sure unit is grounded. Remove blown fuse. This should fix problem. Also check that the door is closing all the way. Put pressure on door and see if it starts.

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I have a problem with my whirlpool microwave oven, all of a sudden it shut off the kitchen electricity and tripped the circuit breaker of the kitchen, I unplug the oven and reset the circuit breaker, but...

Hi heshamyg, I want to help you with your problem, but I need more information from you.
Since I could not find the electrical specs for your particular model in the user's guide, please locate the information tag (plate or decal) and tell me what the wattage and amperage ratings are.
Page 5 of your user's manual recommends that your microwave should be used on a 15 or 20 amp circuit And that a "separate circuit servicing only this appliance be provided."
I don't know if this appliance is a new install to your kitchen appliance array, or if this unit has been around and in use for awhile without any problems.
Either way, the electrical circuit is being overloaded; short circuited; or because of a ground fault.

An overloaded circuit is one primary reason for a breaker to trip. It occurs when a circuit has more connected electrical load than it is supposed to have. When more current runs through the circuit than the circuit was intended to take, the circuit breaker is designed to "break the circuit." It does so to prevent overheating of the wire in the circuit, which can cause a fire.

  • The most probable reason the breaker tripped is that you simply have too much plugged into one outlet or multiple outlets connected to one circuit.
  • Move lamps, heaters, irons, hair dryers and other heavy power consuming devices to a different circuit not being heavily used; or
  • Turn off some of the devices on the circuit to reduce the load.
  • Loose connections are another possible but less common cause. With power off, check outlets for a loose wire and the electrical service panel hot wire connected to the circuit breaker to see if it has become loose. Re-tighten the connections if necessary.
  • If these suggestions do not solve the problem you may have a more serious problem such as a Short Circuit or Ground Fault
The Short Circuit is a more serious reason for a breaker to trip. A short is caused when the hot wire (black) touches another hot wire or touches a neutral wire (white). It can also be caused if there is a break in a wire in the circuit. Shorts are a bit more difficult to diagnose because they can be caused by the wiring in your home or in something you have plugged into an outlet.

  • Confirm that the power is off at the outlet into which your device is plugged.
  • Inspect your power cords for damage or a melted appearance.
  • Check your outlets and plugs for the smell of burning- or look to see if there is any visible brown or black discoloration.
  • Check the insulation on the wires to make sure that they are not cracked; and that bare (uninsulated) black and white wires aren't touching together.
  • If you do not find the problem, repeat the process for all the outlets in the circuit.
  • Check for a Ground Fault condition.
A Ground Fault Condition is defined as: An unintentional, electrically conducting connection between an ungrounded conductor of an electrical circuit and the normally non-current-carrying conductors, metallic enclosures, metallic raceways, metallic equipment or earth.
In simpler terms, a ground fault condition exists when the hot wire (black) touches the ground wire (bare copper) or the side of a metal outlet box (because the metal box is connected to the ground wire). The ground fault is a type of short circuit.

The fix is the same as a short circuit except check that the hot wire (black ) is not touching the side of the metal outlet box or the ground wire.

If the problem is internal to the microwave oven, have it serviced by a properly trained service technician since one could expose themselves to dangerous levels of microwave energy.

Please keep me posted. Thank-you.

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I have a Whirlpool undercounter microwave that doesn't start cooking till 1minute off the counter is gone by then woks properly or hit the power ranger and start at 10 % and go thru to 100% ???? T

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1. No power to outlet (overload or fault in microwave or other appliance).
2. Blown main fuse - likely due to other problems.
3. Open thermal protector or thermal fuse.microfuse.jpg
4. Defective controller or its power supply.
5. Clock needs to be set before other functions will operate (some models).
Tight any connector. see the picture.

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I have a Samsung SMH7177STE/BE I accidently hit the start button in stead of the timer for 30 min. When I went back into the kitchen the microwave was turned off. Thought maybe my outside curcit blew. I...

It may have tripped a high limit switch and less likely but possible it blew the fuse. A fuse blows due to an increase in amperage or a short. There is the possibility it melted components such as the door switches or a wire due to heating the cavity. Door switches pop fuses when shorted or the door doesn't engage them properly.
As most microwaves other than Panasonics contain capacitors you must be very cautious even when unplugged to avoid shock. 2100-4000 volt capacitor on the high side.
So where to begin is unplug the unit. Attach a wire to something grounded to bare metal on the machine. Open it. Look for burnt wires or components without touching anything. Discharge the capacitor using an insulated screw driver or tool (short the leads). Test the fuse using ohms Check the high limits (black disks the size of a penny) by testing across them using ohms. If the fuse is blown check out the door switches, some are closed with the door shut and others are the opposite. So test each switch in both door positions. Test the light wires to ground. Should read open. Test ohms on the whipper motor and fan and to ground as well. Reads measurable over the motor leads and open to ground. Test the capacitor using uF and compare to rating on the capacitor (be sure its discharged). Disconnect the magnetron. Test each lead to ground. It should be open. Its highly unlikely its the transformer or a computer board so i wont go into detail about testing those components.

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Have a Kenmore 721.67680790 lost all power is there a fuse somewhere?

Microwave ovens have both electrical and thermal fuses. The former are usually cylindrical (1/4" x 1 1/4" or 5 mm x 20 mm) and mounted in a clip-type holder. The latter are either rectangular ceramic blocks about the same size as an electrical fuse, or metal and plastic cans about 9/16" in diameter with blade-type electrical terminals on top and a diamond-shaped metal mounting plate on the bottom. They are usually mounted on or near the magnetron or on top of the oven cavity.

Electrical fuse
Do not test by replacement; use an ohmmeter or continuity tester to check the fuse.

If the electrical fuse is blown, check the high-voltage capacitor behind the big transformer for a short circuit. Caution: discharge it through a large resistor before touching the terminals with your fingers or an instrument other than a high-voltage probe. If you see a spark when you touch the discharge lead to the capacitor, you can stop that test; the capacitor is NOT shorted, although it's internal safety discharge resistor may be open. If you don't see a spark, set your digital multimeter to its highest DC voltage range and confirm that the capacitor is discharge, then set it to resistance to check for a short. A good capacitor will have a constantly increasing resistance reading until it finally settles on a number above 1 million ohms (internal discharge resistor); a bad one will quickly settle on a very low value. (A continuity tester may give a brief indication of continuity as the capacitor starts to charge, then show "open".)

Inspect the door switches to make sure they aren't broken or burned. I've seen them literally fall apart - the contacts start going bad, get hot, deteriorate further and eventually cause the plastic case of the switch to fail. Usually you have trouble getting the oven to work properly when this happens, but it's possible the first sign of failure is a short to ground from a terminal that fell off the switch, and a blown fuse. Inspect the rest of the wiring for anomalies as well. If you can't find any shorts to ground or across the power line (don't be fooled by the low resistance of the controller transformer), then you can try replacing the fuse.

Thermal fuse
Again, use an ohmmeter or continuity tester to check these. Thermal fuses can go out simply because the oven got over-worked in a hot environment, especially if the cooling vents were blocked or the fan is not turning fast enough. Clean the vents and magnetron fins if necessary, and make sure the fan spins freely and easily.

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I have a Samsung microwave model SMH7177STE/BE. Will only heat a few minutes before and shut off, now there is no heat. I am a licensed elect. but no experience with microwaves and having difficulty...

Its tripping a high limit most likely. Be careful there is 2100 to 4000 volt high side with a capacitor if its not an inverter. The standard components consist of noise board, fuse, touch panel and power controller, high limits, door switches, whipper motor, fan, transformer, capacitor, transformer, magnetron, diode, plate rotator.
Discharge cap (for safety and further testing).. Test fuse; if fuse tests blown test door switches first. Test limits. Check amp draw with slow blow fuse; open door to stop unit and again discharge capacitor. Test resistance to ground on whipper, fan, magnetron, light. Test resistance lead to lead (measurable on motors/coils/magnetron). Test capacitor in ferrads, compare to spec on print. Check diode forward and reverse. Test output voltage from power control board to transformer. Test transformer coils.
Best of luck and play safe; dont test voltage output from the transformer, voltage at capacitor or magnetron.

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with any luck you have just poped the inline fuse,
if you remove the control board you should be able to see the tube fuse up by the fan motor
if not the whole thing will have to come down to reach it

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