20 Most Recent Whirlpool MH6140XK Microwave Oven Questions & Answers



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you are right magnetron is fully interrupted....... but tell me  !. do you want to repair machine( 4 sec problem) 2. do you want to buy inverter , magnetron  please tell i am ready to help you sir

I believe that is a microcomputer board failure. You will have to replace this board. Website below.

I have gotten parts from "repairclinic" on line and they worked fine. I saved $600 on the last repair of an oven. Good luck.

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7/14/2017 10:20:13 PM • Whirlpool... • Answered on Jul 14, 2017

Is a Magnetron something I can replace myself?

Sure, take a look on amazon, here: Amazon com whirlpool magnetron for microwave. I hope this was helpful. Cheers
12/16/2014 1:23:32 AM • Whirlpool... • Answered on Dec 16, 2014

My whirlpool micro wave shorted out. (lots of sparks) Can I repair it?

Think it best to buy a new one as repairs will be cosly and it is difficult to repair yourself
8/23/2014 1:47:49 AM • Whirlpool... • Answered on Aug 23, 2014

How to replace a fuse

Remove the cover and replace the ceramic fuse.
7/19/2014 10:44:54 PM • Whirlpool... • Answered on Jul 19, 2014

Re Microwave: we turned it own and then there was

test this components and fix it. God bless you
  1. Check the power diodeThis electronic component is responsible for transmitting current in one direction. If the diode becomes defective it will cause your microwave to not heat. Test the diode and replace it if necessary.
  2. High voltage capacitorResponsible for storing electricity, this part is a key component in any microwave. Remove, discharge, and test the capacitor to determine if it requires replacement.
  3. Damaged magnetronResponsible for generating waves and producing heat. When your microwave is no longer heating properly, replacement will be required.
  4. Thermal CutoffsExamine the thermal cutoffs on both the magnetron and the oven itself. Take off one of the leads and using a volt-ohm meter on RX1, check the terminals. If you get a result other than zero, replace the thermal cutoffs.
10/25/2013 12:53:39 PM • Whirlpool... • Answered on Oct 25, 2013

Microwave wont heat

If it has a turntable does that move? If it moves and does not heat suspect inverter board (power) or less likely the Magnatron.If table does not move it could be a issue with the safety switch which the door engages when closed.
10/15/2012 3:50:57 PM • Whirlpool... • Answered on Oct 15, 2012

My whirlpool microwave will not heat up and the turntable does not rotate. Everything else works lights, clock, timers etc. any advice

Check if the stepper motor is ok, the fuses (the little ones too) if they are blow first.
5/4/2012 6:11:40 PM • Whirlpool... • Answered on May 04, 2012

Microwave does not heat or turn

The problem may be in the door latch, "one or more is defective" often caused by food particle build up or latch failure, this will prevent the microwave from running.
3/6/2012 4:40:23 AM • Whirlpool... • Answered on Mar 06, 2012

My door is showing what looks like burn marks on

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2/15/2012 1:25:56 AM • Whirlpool... • Answered on Feb 15, 2012

I have asked a question, and it is posted as a

So you ended up answering your own question with the exact same original question?
You must be a psychiatrist.

It was probably just a temporary or intermittent glitch.

This question / comment that you posted here seems to have arrived in the proper spot normally.

Just try again with your original question and it should work.

Good luck, sorry about the inconvenience.


10/3/2011 8:32:06 PM • Whirlpool... • Answered on Oct 03, 2011

Need new door glass

Hello there and welcome to fixya
You can either get this glass from the manufacture or there is a site called repair clinic.com that does have this glass . I was just there and they have it
Here is the info
Inner Door Glass

Item # 830392
img-descriptiontab-on.png Inner microwave door glass
Manufacturer Number 8172125
Promo Price
$82.70 $74.45 Quantity:

Out of Stock

(usually ships within 7 - 14 days)

1-800-269-2609 for calls within the 50 states.
1-734-495-3079 for calls from US Territories and APO/FPO bases.

Orders received by fax are processed within one business day. 1-734-495-3842

9/16/2011 7:02:26 PM • Whirlpool... • Answered on Sep 16, 2011

Where is the location of

Hello & Welcome to FixYa

You can check this parts image, part#13 is the magnetron located next to the turntable plate. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.


8/24/2011 1:48:30 AM • Whirlpool... • Answered on Aug 24, 2011

The Magnetron is out on

Replacing a magnetron typically is not that difficult. What you mostly have to consider, however, is safety. Most of these ovens generate about 3,000 to 4,000 VAC in the high voltage network where the magnetron is located. In order to replace the magnetron safely you must perform the following steps:

1. UNPLUG the microwave.

2. If the oven is an over-the-range model, you will need to unmount it. The oven is usually mounted in a rear bracket on the wall with two long screws holding it in place from the top. Locate the two screws holding the unit in place on the TOP of the oven and gradually loosen them to lower the oven. A second person to help support the oven is usually a must. Remove the glass carousel tray before doing this to avoid having it fall out and possibly break. (If you have a counter top model skip this step).

3. Locate the screws holding the exterior case in place and remove them. Remove the exterior case and set aside. NOTE: Some manufacturer's install these cases using special tamper resistant screws. They do this to prevent consumers from opening the appliance to work on them. If you notice the screw heads are different, many appliance stores (such as Sears) sell a nut driver with special attachments made for this purpose. The cost is usually less than $30 U.S.

4. Once the case has been removed locate the High Voltage Circuit. You can't miss it. There should be warning labels. Remove the protective guard the covers the circuit and remove.

NOTE: Some consumers have had concerns over the High Voltage Capactor (shaped like a can with two wires attached to it) for fear that it will hold a charge and cause an electric shock. Most of these capactors don't hold a residual charge for long. In fact, by the time you unplug the appliance and remove the exterior case, it will have discharged. If in doubt, you can discharge the cap by using a shorting probe. You can fashion one by using a screwdriver and some wire with an alligator clip on one end. Just clip the alligator clip the equipment chassis and wrap the other end several times around the screwdriver (make sure you strip the wire bare before wrapping around the screwdriver). Hold the handle of the screwdriver and touch it to all the component leads in the high voltage circuit. In particular the high voltage capacitor.

CAUTION: DO NOT operate the oven with the case removed, or try servicing anything with the unit plugged in.

There are several good websites that you can use as a reference that have exploded view parts illustrations:


Use these sites to locate and identify any parts to avoid confusion.

Removing and reinstalling the magentron at this point should be fairly simple. There is one (sometimes two) plug to remove from the filament and several screws holding it in place. Make sure you have the safety shield and exterior case reinstalled prior to testing the oven. Place a glass of water in the oven before test operating. The water acts as a load for the RF and will also indicate whether or not the magentron is working properly. The water should be near boiling within 2 minutes on most ovens. DO NOT operate an oven when it is empty. This can damage the magentron.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.
8/10/2011 6:29:16 PM • Whirlpool... • Answered on Aug 10, 2011

I have the replacement part

Here is a link to the schematics and parts list for that model which shows an exploded view diagram of how the door parts are assembled:


Just use your mouse to click on the link, which is the underlined and highlighted text just above. This will open a new web browser page automatically for you and allow you to view the information and items at the website indicated.

Just click on diagram number 2 (DOOR) on the left hand side of the page.

You will need to remove the interior retaining screws on the door and disassemble the door components in order to access and replace the grill.

Good luck.

6/20/2011 4:36:06 PM • Whirlpool... • Answered on Jun 20, 2011
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