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I'm replacing the Magnetron. The 2 terminals are marked 'F' and 'FA' and are reversed on the replacement unit. Checking the wiring diagram the 'F' connects to the H.V. Capacitor and 'FA' connects to H.V. Transformer. My problem is that the factory wiring on the original magetron is reversed when compared to the wiring diagram that came with the appliance. How should I connect the replacement unit - as the wiring diagram or the factory installation of the wires?

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Http://wiki.brandoncurtis.com/w/File:Microwave_Wiring_Diag this is a good diagram of a standard microwave. ive pretty much only seen on single mag ovens. "F" usually has a single wire from the hvtrans. "FA" is usually the gang off the cap.

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hi mike,

I’m sorry to tell you this but; I wouldn't recommend using a different transformer, even if it's the same size, it could cause serious damage. The HV transformer should only be replaced with the exact replacement part.

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Even though the magnetron passed the continuity tests, it can still be bad. In fact, most of them fail in ways that do not show up in continuity tests.

And I am 99% certain yours is bad, especially since you have proven that the filament voltage and high voltage DC is being produced and sent to the magnetron.

I must say that the testing you have done is not recommended for people without plenty of experience, but apparently you did it safely. Please don't press your luck, since the high voltage can be instantly lethal.

For Goldstar / LG / L.G. parts, call 1-800-243-0000 (M-F, 7am-8pm CT, Sat 8-5 CT) and choose the appropriate prompt from the menu or visit here.

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hi i am suggesting that it is probably the magy as the res to grndis a bit low and therefore loading the sec supply down , just a thought
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No solution yet but have ordered a replacement high voltage capacitor. If this works, I'll let you know.
Your expert did not respond to one of my questions which was whether he had experience with this type of problem with a microwave magnetron. When he did not reply after a substantial period, I assumed he had given up on the problem.

Posted on Dec 05, 2008

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It matters!

The wire from the high voltage transformer high voltage tap goes only to one side of the high voltage capacitor. No other wire is connected to that terminal of the high voltage capacitor.

The other side of the high voltage capacitor connects to the anode (A) of the high voltage diode and to the "FA" terminal of the magnetron.

The cathode (K) of the high voltage diode is connected to chassis ground.

The pair of wires connected to the secondary (thinner) winding of the high voltage transformer are the filament wires and are connected to the "F" and "FA" terminals of the magnetron.

427ca4f.jpg

There should be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.

It has the overall wiring diagram and schematic.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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I have a Emerson MW1119B/W microwave. It has been doing just fine and all of a sudden it has decided not to heat any thing


Hello there,

When your microwave oven starts to zap, then eventually does not heat up, it means there is a problem inside the unit of the microwave. There are some parts to check inside the microwave before you can tell the exact component that is faulty and to know if replacement will do the job for you.

The three (3) main parts to be tested are the power diode, the high voltage capacitor and the magnetron.

But since all other components are working like the fan, light and clock, then it is most likely the magnetron. Here is how to test and replace the magnetron of your microwave.
HOW TO TEST THE MAGNETRON
Before you test this component, make sure your microwave is unplugged, and that you have discharged the capacitor.
There are two tests to conduct in order to determine whether or not a magnetron has become defective. If you receive results other than what are detailed below, you will have to replace your microwave's magnetron. Each test is described for you here:
TEST 1: Locate your magnetron and label each of the wires attached to it so that you know which wires are to be replaced where. Set your ohmmeter to the lowest resistance scale. Take a resistance measurement between each of the magnetron's terminals by touching each probe to one terminal each. Reverse the probes and take a second resistance measurement. Each measurement should read less than one ohm.
TEST 2: Set your ohmmeter to its highest resistance scale. Touch one of the meter's probes to a magnetron terminal. Touch the other probe to the metal magnetron housing. Take special caution to not touch the two probes together. This could result in an inaccurate reading. This test should produce a reading of infinity - indicating an open circuit.
Magnetron replacement
Have a certified and experienced appliance repair technician examine and replace your magnetron. This task is much too dangerous for the average layman to perform on his own.

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Hello there,

When your microwave oven starts to zap, then eventually does not heat up, it means there is a problem inside the unit of the microwave. There are some parts to check inside the microwave before you can tell the exact component that is faulty and to know if replacement will do the job for you.

The three (3) main parts to be tested are the power diode, the high voltage capacitor and the magnetron.

But since all other components are working like the fan, light and clock, then it is most likely the magnetron. Here is how to test and replace the magnetron of your microwave.
HOW TO TEST THE MAGNETRON
Before you test this component, make sure your microwave is unplugged, and that you have discharged the capacitor.
There are two tests to conduct in order to determine whether or not a magnetron has become defective. If you receive results other than what are detailed below, you will have to replace your microwave's magnetron. Each test is described for you here:
TEST 1: Locate your magnetron and label each of the wires attached to it so that you know which wires are to be replaced where. Set your ohmmeter to the lowest resistance scale. Take a resistance measurement between each of the magnetron's terminals by touching each probe to one terminal each. Reverse the probes and take a second resistance measurement. Each measurement should read less than one ohm.
TEST 2: Set your ohmmeter to its highest resistance scale. Touch one of the meter's probes to a magnetron terminal. Touch the other probe to the metal magnetron housing. Take special caution to not touch the two probes together. This could result in an inaccurate reading. This test should produce a reading of infinity - indicating an open circuit.
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The model # is MH6110 XE. I started zapping occasionally and now doesn't heat up. Light, fan and clock still work.


Hello there,

When your microwave oven starts to zap, then eventually does not heat up, it means there is a problem inside the unit of the microwave. There are some parts to check inside the microwave before you can tell the exact component that is faulty and to know if replacement will do the job for you.

The three (3) main parts to be tested are the power diode, the high voltage capacitor and the magnetron.

But since all other components are working like the fan, light and clock, then it is most likely the magnetron. Here is how to test and replace the magnetron of your microwave.
HOW TO TEST THE MAGNETRON
Before you test this component, make sure your microwave is unplugged, and that you have discharged the capacitor.
There are two tests to conduct in order to determine whether or not a magnetron has become defective. If you receive results other than what are detailed below, you will have to replace your microwave's magnetron. Each test is described for you here:
TEST 1: Locate your magnetron and label each of the wires attached to it so that you know which wires are to be replaced where. Set your ohmmeter to the lowest resistance scale. Take a resistance measurement between each of the magnetron's terminals by touching each probe to one terminal each. Reverse the probes and take a second resistance measurement. Each measurement should read less than one ohm.
TEST 2: Set your ohmmeter to its highest resistance scale. Touch one of the meter's probes to a magnetron terminal. Touch the other probe to the metal magnetron housing. Take special caution to not touch the two probes together. This could result in an inaccurate reading. This test should produce a reading of infinity - indicating an open circuit.
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Have a certified and experienced appliance repair technician examine and replace your magnetron. This task is much too dangerous for the average layman to perform on his own.

Hope this helped.
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I am replacing a magnetron in a Whirlpool gm8155XJB-0 microwave. The schematic does not differentiate between the F and FA terminal connections. It only shows the filament connections without labels. The...


Poring over a few schematics, I see them connected both ways.

One one hand, microwave technology guru J. Carlton Gallawa says that it matters to achieve proper phasing (http://www.microtechfactoryservice.com/Ch7Pg6.html), but he does not explain what the abbreviations mean or what the standard is for connecting them!

I'm an electronics engineering technician and microwave servicer with over 30 years of experience, and it seems pretty obvious to me that "F" would stand for "filament" and "FA" stands for "filament, anode."

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No heat


Hello there
Whenever you have a no heat situation in your microwave this is due to the megnetron being faulty and needing replacementi will give you the full procedure to test and replace if needed

The following resistance tests will conclusively reveal a magnetron that is shorted or one that has an open filament winding.
test 1

1. unplug the oven make sure the oven is completely disconnected from any power source
2. discharge all power from the capacitors.
3. Carefully remove all leads from the magnetron terminals. Proper wiring is important so make notes of the wire locations.
4. Set the ohmmeter to its lowest resistance scale.
5. Measure the resistance from one magnetron terminal to the other in either direction.
6. The magnetron filament resistance should be less than one ohm. If this test fails read my next post on replacement


Test 2

1. With the meter set to the highest resistance scale, check from the magnetron terminals to the metal magnetron housing. (Be careful not to touch the meter leads as this will result in a false reading).
2. The meter should read infinity (open circuit) regardless of meter polarity.
3. Even a slight reading would indicate a defective magnetron.

replace the old

remove the wire that attach to the magnetron and mark to identify where they go
unscrew the screws that hold it in place and remove

1. Be careful not to strike or touch the antenna dome area
2. Be sure to transfer any add-on parts, such as an air duct or thermal fuse
3. Insure that the wire mesh rf gasket is intact and in place
4. Examine the rim of the opening where the magnetron dome is to be inserted into the waveguide. smooth out any irregularities, such as dents, pits, and burns. the rim surface should be bare metal, smooth to the touch. use light-grade sandpaper do not use steel wool.
5. If there is evidence of poor terminal connections i.e., discolored, burned, pitted connectors), repair or replace the slip-on connectors on the filament leads
6. install the new one and replace the screws and wires and marked then plug in the microwave and test



Hope this helps best regards mike

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Hello there
Whenever you have a no heat situation in your microwave this is due to the megnetron being faulty and needing replacement
i will give you the full procedure to test and replace if needed

The following resistance tests will conclusively reveal a magnetron that is shorted or one that has an open filament winding.
test 1

1. unplug the oven make sure the oven is completely disconnected from any power source
2. discharge all power from the capacitors.
3. Carefully remove all leads from the magnetron terminals. Proper wiring is important so make notes of the wire locations.
4. Set the ohmmeter to its lowest resistance scale.
5. Measure the resistance from one magnetron terminal to the other in either direction.
6. The magnetron filament resistance should be less than one ohm. If this test fails read my next post on replacement


Test 2

1. With the meter set to the highest resistance scale, check from the magnetron terminals to the metal magnetron housing. (Be careful not to touch the meter leads as this will result in a false reading).
2. The meter should read infinity (open circuit) regardless of meter polarity.
3. Even a slight reading would indicate a defective magnetron.

replace the old

remove the wire that attach to the magnetron and mark to identify where they go
unscrew the screws that hold it in place and remove

1. Be careful not to strike or touch the antenna dome area
2. Be sure to transfer any add-on parts, such as an air duct or thermal fuse
3. Insure that the wire mesh rf gasket is intact and in place
4. Examine the rim of the opening where the magnetron dome is to be inserted into the waveguide. smooth out any irregularities, such as dents, pits, and burns. the rim surface should be bare metal, smooth to the touch. use light-grade sandpaper do not use steel wool.
5. If there is evidence of poor terminal connections i.e., discolored, burned, pitted connectors), repair or replace the slip-on connectors on the filament leads
6. install the new one and replace the screws and wires and marked then plug in the microwave and test

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Wires to magnetron


It matters!

The wire from the high voltage transformer high voltage tap goes only to one side of the high voltage capacitor. No other wire is connected to that terminal of the high voltage capacitor.

The other side of the high voltage capacitor connects to the anode (A) of the high voltage diode and to the "FA" terminal of the magnetron.

The cathode (K) of the high voltage diode is connected to chassis ground.

The pair of wires connected to the secondary (thinner) winding of the high voltage transformer are the filament wires and are connected to the "F" and "FA" terminals of the magnetron.

427ca4f.jpg

There should be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.

It has the overall wiring diagram and schematic.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

For further free help, e-mail me at http://www.microwavecontrol.com

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There will be one wire that will go to two and only two points: From the high voltage tap on the high voltage transformer to one terminal of the capacitor. There will be nothing else connected at either point of that wire.

The other terminal of the capacitor will have two or three wires connected to it. It will go to the FA terminal of the magnetron and to the non-ground side of the high voltage rectifier diode.

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