Question about Whirlpool Microwave Ovens
I have a Whirlpool above range microwave. The model number is MH7140XFQ0. My wife was cooking last night, and it just stopped, and went blank. It's plugged in and the house fuses are fine, so I'm led to believe it's the thermal fuse on the microwave itself. Problem is, I can't find any directions online for how to remove it to replace it. I don't want to pay an appliance repair place $100 or more to come out when I can just buy a new one for $200, but I'd much rather just spend $12 for a new fuse and replace it myself. I found the exploded views of the part of the microwave where the fuse is, but that wasn't much help in actually removing the fuse itself. Am I on the right track? If so, can you guide me on where to look and what to do to replace said fuse? Thanks!
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On this model, the fuse is located on a plate behind the control panel.
At our site, we now have a video available showing how to remove a typical control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.
It may also be the thermostat located on the magnetron.
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 & testing.
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