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I have whirlpool model MH1160xsq-0. We recently replaced the light under the microwave....after a few days it "sparked" out. Now the new light and fan do not work and the microwave itself runs much slower.

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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.

If you need further assistance, let me know
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reg501

Posted on Jul 08, 2008

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Hi Adam,
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.
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Posted on Jun 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Whirlpool MH1160XSQ-1 microwave oven will not heat

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

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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

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Posted on Dec 07, 2010

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