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  1. General DIY Discussions
    Our old microwave died yesterday and when I pulled it down we noticed black mold on the wall and under the above cabinet. The microwave in theory is vented out the back into a duct that vents out the roof. I have two thoughts, either the vent to microwave doesn't seal tight or it's just years of...
  2. Appliances
    Hi, my Whirlpool microwave AT311 had a bad timer knob which had bad contacts intermittently. As a result it wouldn't power on at all when the contact wasn't right. When I jiggled the button a bit, power would normally return. For setting the timer I just used the start button which ads 10 sec...
  3. Building & Construction
    Hello, I'm hoping this community can give me some ideas on how to solve a problem. I redid my kitchen in 2014, and had a Frigidaire microwave built into my island, using a trim kit. There was a vent along the bottom of the trim kit. The microwave failed in 2019, and I replaced it with an updated...
  4. Appliances
    Whirlpool Model number RM280PXAQ. Microwave/combo built-in 30". Control panel not working at all for microwave part of combo unit. The oven controls work fine and the oven works fine. Nothing happens when you press any of the microwave buttons. Digital clock DOES work. Can I fix this or any...
  5. Appliances
    I need to find the right wiring diagram for my whirlpool microwave #WMH1164XV-0 door micro switch wiring locations upper and lower. I went ahead and removed the control panel and unscrewed the back plastic plate. found my switches. tested the two on the top latch one was bad, tested the bottom...
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hi Everyone, I looked but couldn't seem to see anything about this. We bought a house this month January 2018 and a new microwave had to be installed before the purchase because it didn't function. Last night I went to turn the light on. I pressed the LIGHT button and it said FULL. I pressed...
  7. Electrical
    Got a whirlpool over the range microwave thats been there for 4 1/2 years. Recently it started tripping the breaker randomly at least once a day. I replaced the wall receptical and it worked fine for about a week, then started tripping again. I used an extension cord and plugged it in where...
  8. Appliances
    Our in wall microwave has been blowing fuses periodically, usually after heating something for more than 4 minutes or so. Prior to today, it was due to faulty door microswitches. They fail and fuse together, which would blow the main 20amp fuse. To fix, I'd change the failed microswitch out - a...
  9. Electrical
    I have a 120v GE Advantium oven (microwave/convection/halogen speed cook) that intermittently trips a Square D Homeline HOM120DF breaker. I swapped the breaker with an identical breaker in the load panel with no change. The breaker seems to trip only in certain cooking modes, Speed Cook for...
  10. Electrical
    My built-in mircowave is on the same circuit as our kitchen lights. Every now and then, the microwave will cause a trip. Only the breaker doesn't switch off. It's still in the on position but an off/on flip gets things working again. It doesn't seem to matter if the lights are on or off and the...
  11. HVAC
    I have no idea what I'm doing, so please bear with me. I have an over-the-range microwave (it replaced a hood that used to be there), and I want to vent it outside. However, the microwave has a rectangular vent (10" x 3.25") while the existing vent to the outside is round (7"). Here is a...
  12. Appliances
    I own a Whirlpool Microwave Model #MK7130XEQ1. It mounts above the stove and under the kitchen cabinet above. Just recently, the 2-setting (high/low) light panel switch on the front stopped working, and after a few minutes of being left on, it will no longer turn off after it has been turned...
  13. Appliances
    I have a Whirlpool TALENT microwave. It keeps cutting out suddenly. Or I get a message saying 'Door' or 'Plate'. Sometimes it works fine. Is there anyway to fix this? A Reset? Thanks T
  14. Electrical
    Hey guys, I've been reading for many months, and have appreciated all the usefull information given here, and I enjoy the attitude all around. I have a question, about a microwave dedicated circuit required in my mom's house, since her existing breaker keeps tripping. There are too many...
  15. Appliances
    We're remodeling the kitchen and in the process my wife is demanding an OTR microwave to save counter space (despite the fact that everything I've read online about them says the saved counter space isn't worth it...) Two questions I have 1) It comes with a grounded outlet plug, as you can...
  16. Electrical
    Hi. I have a few questions about wiring for a new over the range microwave. 1. The directions for installation say to put an outlet in the cabinet above the range. What about putting the outlet ABOVE THE CABINET instead of inside it? Are there any codes for keeping an outlet any distance...
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