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RMC275 Whirlpool Gold Wall oven/micro combo. If I close the microwave door it makes a loud humming noise. The turntable doesn't move but its almost like the micro is on. I've pressed 'cancel/stop' a few times for both oven and microwave but this has made no difference. Only clock/time is showing on screen so no idea why it thinks it should be on. Noticed the issue when I went to heat babyfood in microwave safe dish for 15 seconds. The timer beeped but the microwave continued to operate and the food was bubbling! Any suggestions?

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Posted on Jul 24, 2008

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In all likelihood the mangnetron has failed, or perhaps even the Power Supply. You need to have it serviced by a reputable service centre/man. Ensure you get a firm "Quote" before proceeding, and remember these days the cost of repair can equal or exceed the price of a new one.

Posted on Feb 08, 2010

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Did your cooktop lights fail recently? If so, then the circuit board may have been damaged by a surge. We can probably repair that for you.

Otherwise, I would suspect a shorted high voltage diode or bad magnetron.

There should be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.

mini_manual_behind_grille_small.jpgAt 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 your mini-manual, or if you want to look at it before removing the controller, you can download it here.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number (as MH7140XFB0) here.

Here are some links you or someone you know can use for test help, but read their safety warnings first:

http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/diode.html
(if it's not shorted or burned, it's probably okay)


http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/mag_test.html

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