20 Most Recent Whirlpool MH7130XE Microwave Oven Questions & Answers

Well, you probably need a new microwave, or you need to replace the heating element or source.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Apr 27, 2014

It may be a blown main fuse, or that one of the thermal fuses (cut-outs) has operated and not reset.

Take it to a competent service tech for a cost estimate (the cost may approach that of a new oven), but don't mess with the insides yourself. Microwaves have dangerous high voltage inside, possibly even when unplugged.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Sep 01, 2013

Almost all units do, required by law for protection. It may be the familiar looking one or a part that serves that function that does of course not look like a fuse.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Dec 04, 2012

Normally you have to separate the door panels (as shown in the attached photo) and then you'll see the previously hidden screw(s) you need to remove.

Or you can watch a YouTube video (not a video I made) that demonstrates how it's done.

In some cases, you then have to gently rotate the handle to unlock it.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

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Whirlpool... | Answered on Nov 17, 2012

I would recommend a technician for the job. It can be a tricky repair.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Apr 08, 2012

I would recommend that the door be checked for radiation leakage and if replacement is required.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Mar 20, 2012

This may be a grease buildup underneath the turntable, or a bad turntable motor or coupler, or the circuitry which drives it.

If your internal cook light or cooling fan are also not working, I would suspect a controller problem, especially if your cooktop lights recently went out.

You can find links to helpful exploded view diagrams and part ordering help here.

I recommend that you bookmark that link to your favorites.
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Whirlpool... | Answered on Oct 06, 2011

Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.

I am having a hard time grasping the problem here. I have to assume that the microwave fan is the problem and not the blower fan. No worries.. ALL of your questions can be answered by this manual if you understand Technician procedures:

The cooling fan should be running any time the turntable is moving.

Fan motor is item 1 this link:

This is the fan motor: http://www.appliancepartspros.com/part_details.aspx?part_id=3034166
It can be lubricated with a parafin based oil (Zoom Spout turbine oil) of Union 76 turbine oil. It is best to remove the mounting screws for the motor bearings and then clean the motor shaft & bearing before lubrication. Do this on both sides of the motor. Most of them can be revived with proper cleaning and lubrication.

Thanks for choosing FixYa,

Whirlpool... | Answered on May 27, 2011

That's typically normal operation. The microwave has a thermostat which turns on the hood vent exhaust fan at a certain temperature to protect the controller.

Your owner's manual will cover vent fan operation.

If for some reason you don't have yours, you can download Whirlpool owner's manuals and installation instructions here.

I always recommend that you use the vent fan whenever you're cooking on the stove top to keep heat, steam, and grease out of the controls and door panels.

If - above and beyond this - the fan has a problem, that could make it excessively loud. Some are just loud though, it's hard to judge without actually hearing it.

You can contact Whirlpool customer service with your model number via that link above and ask them about the loudness. They may be able to tell by listening over the phone if it's abnormally loud.

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Whirlpool... | Answered on Apr 29, 2011

The volume is written on the front page of your manual. There is no imediate record on line as it is not a current model anymore.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Mar 15, 2011

It sounds like the switch has fused shut, it may just need jiggling on and off a few times to free it, turn off the power before you try that. The switch can easily be checked by a competent engineer with a meter. It does seem an unlikely coincidence though, are you sure you haven't twisted the lamp fitting as you inserted the lamp, thus shorting something? Check none of the fittings are loose or twisted

Whirlpool... | Answered on Jan 27, 2011

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