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Last night, we had an electrical issue... water got into an outside socket which knocked out the ground faulted outlet inside, which took out the fridge too. Once we identified what had happened we reset the ground fault outlet and power was restored. The fridge Sounded like it was back to normal, however this morning we awoke to a lg puddle of water on the floor in front of the fridge. Lights are on, but apparently it is not cooling. Is there a reset button on this model?

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The compressor is high siding....i.e there was a BRIEF power outtage and it was repowered before the coolant system stabilized to the compressor does not stand a chance of starting due to high pressures so about every 4 minutes or so you should hear a click or note a brief blink for about 40 seconds of lights in the home. This is the termal overload cycling. The compressor / coolant system needs to equalize. Unplug it for 30 minutes then plug it back in and listen for the compressor to start. After a 10 minutes... feel the front of the chassis where the doors close. It should be warm to the touch. If you feel the chassis is warm... after 10 minutes everything should be back to normal. IF not respond with a complete model number. My bet is it will start after a 30 min rest.

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I have a problem with my whirlpool microwave oven, all of a sudden it shut off the kitchen electricity and tripped the circuit breaker of the kitchen, I unplug the oven and reset the circuit breaker, but...


Hi heshamyg, I want to help you with your problem, but I need more information from you.
Since I could not find the electrical specs for your particular model in the user's guide, please locate the information tag (plate or decal) and tell me what the wattage and amperage ratings are.
Page 5 of your user's manual recommends that your microwave should be used on a 15 or 20 amp circuit And that a "separate circuit servicing only this appliance be provided."
I don't know if this appliance is a new install to your kitchen appliance array, or if this unit has been around and in use for awhile without any problems.
Either way, the electrical circuit is being overloaded; short circuited; or because of a ground fault.

An overloaded circuit is one primary reason for a breaker to trip. It occurs when a circuit has more connected electrical load than it is supposed to have. When more current runs through the circuit than the circuit was intended to take, the circuit breaker is designed to "break the circuit." It does so to prevent overheating of the wire in the circuit, which can cause a fire.

  • The most probable reason the breaker tripped is that you simply have too much plugged into one outlet or multiple outlets connected to one circuit.
  • Move lamps, heaters, irons, hair dryers and other heavy power consuming devices to a different circuit not being heavily used; or
  • Turn off some of the devices on the circuit to reduce the load.
  • Loose connections are another possible but less common cause. With power off, check outlets for a loose wire and the electrical service panel hot wire connected to the circuit breaker to see if it has become loose. Re-tighten the connections if necessary.
  • If these suggestions do not solve the problem you may have a more serious problem such as a Short Circuit or Ground Fault
The Short Circuit is a more serious reason for a breaker to trip. A short is caused when the hot wire (black) touches another hot wire or touches a neutral wire (white). It can also be caused if there is a break in a wire in the circuit. Shorts are a bit more difficult to diagnose because they can be caused by the wiring in your home or in something you have plugged into an outlet.

  • Confirm that the power is off at the outlet into which your device is plugged.
  • Inspect your power cords for damage or a melted appearance.
  • Check your outlets and plugs for the smell of burning- or look to see if there is any visible brown or black discoloration.
  • Check the insulation on the wires to make sure that they are not cracked; and that bare (uninsulated) black and white wires aren't touching together.
  • If you do not find the problem, repeat the process for all the outlets in the circuit.
  • Check for a Ground Fault condition.
A Ground Fault Condition is defined as: An unintentional, electrically conducting connection between an ungrounded conductor of an electrical circuit and the normally non-current-carrying conductors, metallic enclosures, metallic raceways, metallic equipment or earth.
In simpler terms, a ground fault condition exists when the hot wire (black) touches the ground wire (bare copper) or the side of a metal outlet box (because the metal box is connected to the ground wire). The ground fault is a type of short circuit.

The fix is the same as a short circuit except check that the hot wire (black ) is not touching the side of the metal outlet box or the ground wire.

If the problem is internal to the microwave oven, have it serviced by a properly trained service technician since one could expose themselves to dangerous levels of microwave energy.

Please keep me posted. Thank-you.

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You have a major electrical issue within the microwave......potential electrical fire hazard. Unplug it and get a new one. Circuit boards are usually the same as the replacement price.

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Check to see if circuit breaker is tripped in the electrical panel, or if it is connected to a ground fault outlet, it may have tripped. Sometimes there is one ground fault outlet serving others in series in the kitchen.

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Lost power last night - now Microwave won't work - control panel is not lit - unplugged for 10 seconds and replugged in - socket has power


Hi, W/D here.

Leave unplugged for a longer time, say 5 minutes. I have done this twice on my own, and it has worked, but it took about 5 minutes.

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The microwave just stopped working in the middle of heating


Always have something in the microwave before turning on. A glass of water is OK. It's needed to absorbed the energy.
All microwaves will stop if the door is opened. This a safety feature. Never operate with the door opened.
The button below the plug outlet is a test button for the GFI (Ground Fault Interrupter). This is a safety feature of the electrical wiring for your home. Make sure it's turned on.
Since this is a new unit, you may want to take it back to the store you bought from for an exchange/refund.



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