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Whirlpool mircowave model MH3184XP the display reads F2



There is a problem with the control pad. The membrane, or surface, of the pad may be broken or damaged somewhere, resulting in the F2 error code. This is common for Whirlpool microwaves.


Press "Stop/Cancel" twice and select a new cook program. Press "Start" to begin.

If the error code persists, press "Stop/Cancel" again and unplug the microwave. Wait several minutes and plug it in. If the F2 code appears again, it requires repair.


Replacement membranes can be found online


http://www.appliancepartspros.com/whirlpool-panel-asy-control-8205376-ap3775860.html


but the internals of a microwave are dangerous, having high voltages even when unplugged. With the cost of parts and labour from a service tech, you may be best buying a new oven.

Sep 04, 2013 | Whirlpool MH3184XP Microwave Oven

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Whirlpool Talent Microwave The microwave starts off ok, then during cooking its still turning & the light is on but its not cooking. It can go on like this for 8 or 9 minutes and then you hear a small...


That is the magnetron faulty. The oven stops cooking, as the magnetron lose contact, when the magnetron restart working you hear that loud bang, and it restart radiating.

Replace the magnetron.

You find parts here or here.

Oct 08, 2008 | Whirlpool Microwave Ovens

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Err3 ?


"ERR 3" means that the magnetron units have failed in the microwave. Food will not cook or heat up when the microwave is in use.

The magnetron is the main source of power and heating in a microwave. Magnets work inside a magnetron tube to create the heat and voltage needed to cook items.

Prevention/Solution: Bring the microwave back to the retailer or a repair shop for service. You may also consider purchasing a whole new microwave if the prices are cheap enough.

Good luck.

Apr 22, 2011 | Whirlpool Microwave Ovens

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How long does it take to cook brown rice in the steamer?


To cook brown rice takes about twice as long at white rice. Usually there are microwave instructions on the rice package.
If the instructions specify a certain power, like 1000W, you
can look on the back of your microwave or in the instruction
booklet to see what yours is.
Good luck,
genetuck

Feb 13, 2011 | Microwave Ovens

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Our Whirlpool over the range microwave makes a clicking sound for a few seconds then shuts the microwave off. The microwave is unusable. The sound seems to be coming from the control panel.


If the cooling fan is not working, that would explain the shutdown problem. The function of the fan is to cool the magnetron down when it is warming or cooking the food, if the fan fails to run, the thermal fuse will detect heat rise causing a shutdown with in 5 seconds or more, the clicking suggest fan issues. I would recommend a whirlpool technician to go through the system.

Jan 27, 2011 | Whirlpool MH7140XF Microwave Oven

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When I type in the time to cook food, the microwave will run for about 2 seconds and then turn off and beeb 3 times. what causes that?


Boy, this sure sounds like a GE with a failing leaky magnetron, but that's not possible since you posted this under Whirlpool MH1160XS.

But it may still be a bad magnetron...

Aug 19, 2010 | Whirlpool MH1160XS Convection/Microwave...

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Low power when cooking. Takes twice as long to cook a frozen dinner as what the package states


Check the power output. Most are adjustable. With the microwave on, and cooking something, see if it is on 100%. If not, adjust it with the keypad.
Regards, --W/D--

Aug 01, 2009 | Magic Chef Microwave Ovens

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Does a microwave lose cooking power over time? having a problem cooking popcorn. whirlpool built in unit 18 yrs old. takes 4-5 min on high and cant cook most of it. more time just burs popcorn. i believe...


Yes. As the magnetron (The microwave generator) ages with use it becomes less efficient. As such it produces less powerful microwaves and loses penetrating power:::Spiceweasel.au

Apr 04, 2008 | Microwave Ovens

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Microwave runs for 3 seconds and shuts off


This is an inverter-driven model, and this is one way the inverter fails. Often it will tick, too, but the cooling fan may be too loud to hear ticking. If you haven't had smoke, then it may not yet catastrophic. I would bet that a thorough resoldering would take care of it. A good technician can troubleshoot and repair this, as needed, but often they will just replace the inverter. Sometimes that's actually cheaper. Troubleshooting an inverter is way too much for someone without good solid technical experience. I would call a shop and ask for an estimate to replace the inverter. Good luck.

Oct 13, 2006 | Panasonic NN-S252WF Microwave Oven

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