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Ok - it's me again and I'm really hoping someone can point me in the right direction on this one.

My Whirlpool Gold Built In Microwave/Hood combination Model # GH7155H5 just quit on me.  Totally blank.  Looks like it isn't getting power but it was working just fine earlier today. 

I checked the house circuit breakers and nothing is tripped.  Is there anything I can check myself and perhaps fix easily? 

Thanks in advance for your help!

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Going to have to take the unit down, remove the cover and check the fuse..item # 14...located inside of # 15





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Hmmmm.....   Ok.

Is there any trick to getting it down?  I am not sure where to start?  Do I have to remove the cabinet above it or something?



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open your cabinet above the unit and climb up there and you will see 2 bolts that go through the cabinet floor and into the microwave. Do Not remove those bolts until you have a helper or 2 there to hold up the unit as the bolts are remove. once the bolts are removed lean the front on the unit down about 8 inches and lift up on the back of the unit and it should come off the bracket that is attached to the wall. feed the power cord through the hole in the cabinet floor. sit the unit on a stable surface to work on it. there are also screws along the bottom on the side of the units cover i think 3 on each side that will have to be removed along with all the others securing the cabinet to the unit.



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Ok - that makes sense.

I'm assuming it is worth it to fix, right?  The model number indicates it was built in 2004. 




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depends on what the problem is...right now it's just looking like you have a blown fuse...if thats the case the fuse is only a few $'s

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As always, you're AWESOME! 



I'll order the part and hopefully hunt down my son to help me as soon as it comes.

I'll post the outcome.

Thanks again!

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Looks to me like the fuse could very well be access without taking microwave/hood down.

Should be accessible by just removing the control panel, UNPLUG UNIT BEFORE TRYING TO OPEN UP OR TAKE DOWN.



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On most of these GE's, if you remove the top grill, it exposes the control panel retaining screw. If you remove that, you can open the control panel. Fuse should be accessible from there. Just watch out for the capacitor in there, it holds a charge even when unplugged!



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Samurai Appliance Repair Man wrote: On most of these GE's, if you remove the top grill, it exposes the control panel retaining screw. If you remove that, you can open the control panel. Fuse should be accessible from there. Just watch out for the capacitor in there, it holds a charge even when unplugged!

Ok - dumb question # 2 - when you say "remove the top grill", are you referring the top grill that is on the outside front of the unit?  or is it something on the inside of the unit?

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And what, specifically, does the "capacitor" look like?  I'll need to know that so I can watch out for it.

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Grille item # 4






Capacitor item # 4






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Some info on how to test the major components, including the capacitor, on this page:

http://fixitnow.com/wp/2010/06/22/how-to-test-the-major-components-in-a-microwave-oven/



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Ok cool - another reassuring article to read so I can muster up some courage to tackle this!



Now - how do you suppose this top grill comes off?  I can't see any obvious screws and I really, really don't want to break it.  Any clues on this?




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looks like there would be Screws from the top that screw into those Tabs ...



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yours may not be exactly like the one in the diagram however if you don't see 2 screws going through the cabinet of the unit into the grill then they should be in the grill only viewable from the the top pointing inward at a 45 degree angle.

Post the rest of your model # too



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You all are so awesome!



Full model number is GH7155XHS - 1

Honestly....  I thought I had posted the full model number originally  /mybad.

The " - 1" may not be part of the actual model.  Here's a pic of the info that I am hoping will help.






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thanks, I figured I had found a model that was close enough to yours that i wouldn't need the exact mod# unless we got into something really specific. your # matches the diagrams i had recently posted.



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Sorry for jumping in late, but you also want to check the Thermostat when and if you take the thing down, part# 7 in the first posted part breakdown. See link below:

T-stat

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hmmm...  I read the article and honestly, I'm afraid of the "discharging the capacitor" part. 

I'll get it down and apart and see if there's access to the fuse to replace easily. 

Or maybe I'll just take it in and have a professional do it.

*sigh*

I knew I would reach my limit eventually.

Thanks again for all your help guys.  Taking it down is going to be my weekend project.




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