Question about Whirlpool Microwave Ovens
It's a "thermistor", a type of temperature sensor.
NTC stands for negative temperature coefficient. When the temperature goes up, its resistance goes down, telling the controller the temperature.
Yours has failed and needs to be replaced.
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
You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383
NOTE: 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 when troubleshooting.
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Posted on Jun 08, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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