Question about Amana MVH140 Microwave Oven
Okay, i need help badly. i was using my convection oven to cook a pizza and thought i set the kitchen timer on my Amana MVH140E microwave, but like a dummy actually made it cook with nothing but a plastic food cover (microwave safe, but apparently not if there's nothing in there), and started a fire. i cleaned the microwave out, etc. however, the microwave shut down and i can't get it back on. so i'm figuring i damaged something..any ideas what, and can i get a part for it or do i need to buy a whole new one?
There is a flame sensor whose job it is to cut power if there is a fire. It has probably blown.
It may be called a thermostat, thermal cutout, or thermal fuse. It will look something like the drawings below. (The service info I have on this model is spotty).
But generally, there is one on the floor of the chassis behind the control panel. It should read open on a continuity test.
There will normally be two others, and they will read closed (also called shorted or zero ohms). One is on or near the magnetron and the other is along the top of the cooking cavity.
If you or someone you know wants to look into this, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk
NOTE: There may 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 when troubleshooting.
You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383
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Posted on May 27, 2008
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