Model #MH7130XEQ1 WHIRLPOOL Microwave/Hood Combo

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Over the counter Whirlpool microwave issue MH7130XEQ1 Whirlpool Microwave hood combination

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Thank you for contacting SearsPartsDirect.com with your questions about your Whirlpool over the counter microwave. I am so sorry to hear that it isn’t working as it should. I know what a time saver the microwave is, but in this case you really need to have it tested and repaired by a qualified technician.

 

We do not give advice on repairing microwave ovens because they are inherently dangerous to service. Microwaves contain high voltage internal components that can retain a lethal electrical charge even when the microwave is unplugged from the outlet. You need special equipment to work on a microwave starting with an anti-static wrist strap grounded to the microwave to even test components in it. Even minor door repairs and adjustments can cause microwave leakage, and a microwave shielding leakage test MUST be performed using a survey meter after any microwave service.

 

For these safety reasons I strongly recommend having this repair completed by a qualified service technician. You can schedule service online at www.SearsHomeServices.com or by calling 1-800-4-MY-HOME (1-800-469-4663). Here at SearsPartsDirect.com we love to help you with your repairs, but our expert advice is that microwaves are just too dangerous for a do-it-yourself project.

 

Thank you for your understanding in this matter and I hope we can help you with your future questions and repairs. Thank you for choosing Sears and using our SearsPartsDirect.com service.

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Rachel Morgan -
Sears Technician
September 17, 2013
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Linda, Thanks for the response - I'm just looking for some direction and what to look at. In the manual, it gives specific instructions on how to test to see if certain parts are working or not. Just thought that someone might be able to lead me to the right part to save me some time so I don't have to run every test listed in the manual. Thanks, Mike

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Mike -
September 17, 2013
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Thank you for your quick response. I understand wanting to narrow down the issue without having to complete multiple tests. I would recommend checking the filters. When the filters are dirty and clogged with dirt and grease, the motor has to work harder to pull the air through. That may be causing the motor to overheat. This in turn is tripping a safety device shutting down the microwave to prevent a fire or damage to the parts.

 

The same could be true with excessive moisture. If the filters are saturated, again, the air flow would be restricted. Try running the fan with the filters removed. (Just for the purpose of the test.) If that resolves the issue you may want to replace the filters on a regular basis as cleaning them may not get all the grease out of them.

 

I hope this helps. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance. And thank you again for choosing Sears.  

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Rachel Morgan -
Sears Technician
September 18, 2013
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this question is for fred m. please give me a part# for the switch on the controller for micro.mh7130xeq-1 thank you Bill

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Providing information to assist you with the do-it-yourself repair on the Whirlpool microwave. I hope the link for searspartsdirect. com is helpful while waiting for a response from Fred M. To continue the thread please click on reply with additional information. Thanks for your patience.

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Anna T -
September 17, 2012
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You can obtain most any part from the following link: Sears PartsDirect . Be sure to use the complete model number. I still suggest a technician check and repair this problem. Even unplugged a microwave contains lethal voltage.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
September 18, 2012
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problem with my whirlpool over the range microwave

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The microwave light not working can be frustrating. I did do some research on your model but was not able to find what would be causing the problem with the light. Your expert will be able to help answer your question. It may take 24-48 hours. I do hope that everything goes well. I added a link on the bottom to service in case you would like to take that route.

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Marc -
September 14, 2012
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I suspect the switch on the controller is the problem. This will require a technician to deal with since microwaves do not make good do-it-yourself projects. Microwaves contain high-voltage components that can retain a lethal electrical charge of up to 2200 VAC -- even when the microwave is unplugged. Repairs and adjustments, even minor ones such as non functioning switch, can cause microwave leakage. A microwave shielding leakage test should be performed after any microwave service. It is for these safety reasons that we are unable to guide you in microwave repairs and instead recommend scheduling service with a qualified service technician. You can schedule service online with Sears Home Services or by calling 1-800-4-MY-HOME. We thank you for your understanding in this matter and hope we can help you with other questions and repairs in the future.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
September 15, 2012
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