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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Whirlpool Microwave
The magnetron has failed and has damaged the waveguide. This type of failure is generally unrepairable. First look in your owners manual for specific warranties, then contact Whirlpool and explain to them what has happened.
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Posted on Jul 08, 2008
Built in over the range? The models change so rapidly unless it is less than a year old there probably wont be an identical replacement, Fortunately the mounting brackets remain close if you stay in the same brand. Whirlpools can be purchased at almost any retailer like Lowe's, Sears, BestBuy etc. Measure the the original and look for one that fits that dimension.
Posted on Jun 10, 2009
all microwaves have a magenetron which produces the heat. if this is gone and it is not under warranty, it is not cost effective to repair. check you manual, most mag's have a 3 - 5 year warranty.
Posted on Nov 07, 2009
Hi ahenley.... Actually there are several choices for you. If you want your new one to be the same size as your old one be sure to measure your old one before you go to the store. Here is an excellent review of some of the better microwaves on the market now! http://www.consumersearch.com/microwaves?gclid=CPSf3ZTI2qUCFeJ95QodEliZyQ&ef_id=skZM-mDvAAAAga0:20101207162935:s
Posted on Dec 07, 2010
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Make sure that the program controller is working if not check power - step down supply, the pads are responding- if not faulty pads- or the door switches, if the switch contact are not good then it will not trigger the processor to switch on the waveguides. If the lights or fan work without any display or action of program being triggered to start then it can be a possible fault on the main board or the processor. Sometimes insect secretion can short the board and display panel and so the processor can work in such an erratic manner. If so clean , solder and reset the board.
If there is no heating please do not switch on unless you have confirmed the fault. It is possible that the Magnetron is faulty, the temperature cut off is faulty or the main capacitor is short. It is also quite possible that insect can get into the oven and create soft spots. When you switch on these will create a short and make the voltage jump and in the long run damage the magnetron.
So Remove cover after disconnecting , check for dirt/moisture in the cabin, if so wipe clean and dry, check the magnetron and area clean and use an jet air to clean off. Check the wave guide covers, if food had deposited
then it must be checked or replaced.
Now keeping clear of the microwave, switch on, use a cup of water inside to test.
If you notice any sparks shut off as the magnetron or the main HT capacitor can be faulty. replace with same type.
If there is heating without any issues, you can use the microwave safely
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