Question about Whirlpool GH5184XPQ Microwave Oven
I suspect there are two things wrong with the oven.
First, the humming noise was probably due to a bad magnetron tube. The magnetron is the microwave source, and when they fail they often cause the oven to make that odd sound. It's because of the load the bad tube puts on the power supply. There are a couple of other parts that can cause similar problems when they fail, but the magnetron is the most common.
The second problem is that now the oven has a blown fuse because you opened the door while the oven was running. There is a switch inside the oven, operated by one of the door latches, which is wired so the fuse will blow if you try to run the oven with the door open. I suspect it did its job in this case.
The fuse can be replaced, as can the magnetron. However, the magnetron is the most expensive part of the oven and it may be more economical to replace the oven than to repair it. Microwave oven repairs, especially a magnetron replacement, should be left to a professional because of safety concerns. Between the part cost and labor, it may only cost a little more to buy a new oven. I don't know how old your oven is, but check your owner's manual for warranty information. Maybe you'll be lucky and find the part cost is covered, even though you'll probably have to pay the labor. If the oven is more than two or three years old, though, it's unlikely there's any warranty left.
If you want to keep this oven, let a qualified servicer check it and give you an estimate for the repair. Or look around for an after-Christmas sale and treat yourself to a new oven.
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Investigate these three areas if your microwave won't heat but you hear a loud buzzing or humming noise:
A diode is an electronic component that readily
passes current in one direction only and blocks the flow of current in
the opposing direction. If your microwave's diode has become defective,
your microwave will not heat and you will hear a buzzing noise. Test the
diode to determine if this is the cause of your problem. Replace it if
it is defective.
A capacitor is an electrical device which stores
electricity. A defective capacitor may be why your microwave is not
heating but you are hearing a buzzing or humming noise. The capacitor
will have to be tested to determine if this is the cause of your
problem. A defective capacitor will have to be replaced before your
microwave will work again. Make sure you discharge the capacitor before you test it, though.
A defective magnetron is the third possible cause of
why your microwave is not heating, but you can hear a buzzing noise.
Test your microwave's magnetron. Replace it if it is defective.
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