On Monday, August 26, 2013 10:44:01 AM UTC-7, Clark W Griswold wrote:
Serial number but no model number?
Generally if repair costs half as much as a new microwave, get a new microwave.
I'd first try turning off the oven by either unplugging it or turning off the
circuit breaker for its circuit, but don't expect anything.
Here's a message thread about some Whirlpool Accuwave ovens:
Does the F7 error message also mention something about an "SMPS"?
If so, that's a power supply problem (SMPS = Switching Mode Power
Supply), meaning you'll probably need a new inverter board. Don't
replace it yourself unless you know how to kill yourself with electricity
because that board connects directly to the high voltage capacitor,
which can hold something like 2,000 - 4,000 volts, even when the oven
is turned off and unplugged from the AC. You may want to ask the
repair co. roughly what such a repair will cost, but be sure to state that
you're not sure that the inverter is bad. Also a bad magnatron, high
voltage diode, or high voltage capacitor can ruin the inverter.
One place that I often check out regarding appliance repairs is:
Click on "Repair Help" in the top left hand corner of the page.
Or click here and see if they have any information that helps:
I also look up parts through their website and either buy from them or buy
locally a appliance parts places such as "All Brand Appliance Parts" which
is located near me.
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