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Whirlpool microwave model WMH31017AB-1 not warming?

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whirlpool microwave model WMH31017AB-1 not warming?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 5 months ago.

Hello, I'm Joel and will be glad to help you today.

Anytime a microwave runs but does not heat means that the magnetron ( Its purpose is to generate microwave energy. The high-voltage components accomplish this by stepping up AC line voltage to high voltage, which is then changed to an even higher DC voltage. This DC power is then converted to the RF energy that cooks the food.)

has failed and will have to be replaced. This is a dangerous repair because microwaves hold high voltage even when power is not being supplied to the unit, so it is highly recommended that only a qualified technician make this repair. The magnetron and also the diode that will need to be replaced usually run in the range of 140.00 -300.00 just in parts depending on the model. If you would like me to find you the part numbers let me know and I will.

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Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 5 months ago.

Hi there,
I was just getting back with you, I see the question is still open and I have not heard back from you is there something else I can help you with?

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