Whirlpool GH518XP microwave hood combination Power off, wont come on at all
My microwave oven just turned completely off. No power whatsoever. So I thought it might be the outlet that it was plugged into. Nope! I used another outlet with an extension cord. Still no power at all.
It is only 2 years old? What is going on?
There are several parts which can cause the unit to be dead, mainly the fuse, thermostat, thermal cutout, or control panel.
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Sorry to read about your problem. It seems your have a general failure in the power control or switch failure on the unit. if your unit has power, and things lite. it is more likely you have a control/switch problem,
Microwaves must be serviced by technicians due to the inherent dangers involved in repairing these appliances. Internal capacitors can retain a lethal electrical charge even though the unit is completely unplugged. A microwave radiation leakage test must be performed on the unit following any internal component repair.
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My Whirlpool/Roper microwave/hood combo has the same problem. I replaced the bulb twice, checked the bulb and it works, but not in the microwave. I wrote to Whirlpool asking about the problem. Haven't heard from them yet.
This light failure often occurs when a bulb goes out and the filament shorts, or when the bulbs are removed or installed without first unplugging the oven from the power line. Either can cause such a failure on the controller.
This can often also affect the exhaust fan operation, too. The lights and fan can be inoperable or stuck on too.
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