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How to get the defrost off, 3 squiggly lines

Whirlpool 1.1 sq.ft microwave over the range.

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MicrowaveSvc

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SOURCE: Whirlpool MH1170XST 1.7 Cu. Ft.

Chances are the blades are loose on the shaft or the bearings may be getting dry.

Safety & disassembly:
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/safety.txt
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/disassembly.txt

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

There should also be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Recommended clearance from bottom of microwave to range top

Your installation manual should have given specific height limitations. I'm not sure for your model, but I beleive it's no less than 22". If you found any of these suggestions helpful, please rate my solution. D. Lange

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Microwave timer counts down but doesn't turn on when started

This is usually caused by either a bad door switch, a loose door switch mount (which are pretty simple problems to fix) or occasionally a problem on the control panel.

Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside.

Door switch or mount trouble is usually caused by slamming the door or by opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.

There are plastic mounts inside the microwave which hold the door switches and onto which the door latches lock when you close the door.

The screws on these mounts may be loose. If they get too loose, the switches will not be activated properly.

Sometimes it's a broken tab on the switch holder, allowing the switch to rotate just out of position. This tab can be hard to see, since it is under the bottom edge of the switch.

If the switch mount is broken, it's usually more economical and safer to add a dab or two of hot glue to the mount to secure the switch. Let it cool for about 30 minutes before using.

One test that sometimes helps is to gently lift up (and/or push down) on the door or handle as you try to start it. If it works or tries to work, then it's a door switch mount or door alignment issue.

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

There should be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.

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At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

If you don't find yours, or if you want to look at it without disassembling the oven, you can download it here.

If you only need a switch, you can order a universal type here for $5 postpaid.

If you think the problem is on the control panel, we repair these nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in most cases in about a week or so with a one-year guarantee.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

SOURCE: Whirlpool over the range Microwave MX2155XPT-3

Either capacitor, diode, magnetron or transformer has failed. If it's the transformer there's going to be a burning smell. The rest of the parts will need to be physically accessed to diagnose. Keep in mind that these parts are HIGH VOLTAGE ~2000V and the capacitor will need to be discharged before doing anything in the high voltage compartment. There is a lot of nuances in accessing and testing the high voltage parts, so I'd suggest calling a repairman.
PS Model# does not come up.

Posted on Oct 13, 2009

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