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    • Part Number: AP3868258
    • MFG Part Number: 8206079
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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I purchased my whirlpool microwave late march this year. Early june it quit working. Whirlpool sent me a new circuit board and a new magnetron, which I installed myself. Six weeks later it went out again.This time I orded only the magnetron,everything else seemed to be working as it should, except not heating up.Same as the first time it went out. I installed the new magnetron friday, used microwave two times for about a minute each time. Third time,it made a load noise. I quickly shut it off and turned it back on and it seemed to work fine. The next day ,after the third use, it made the same load noise. I thought I better take it apart to see what the problem was. I found, that the end of the magnetron had turn blue and melted a hole as if you took a tourch to it! I have another magnetron on the way. Am I waisting my time with this microwave?Is there a history of this model or this magnetron, part no. 8206079 ? Is their something else causing this? I am getting very disgusted!!! Please help me.

Jeff for Model Number GMH5205XVS-O

ANSWER Hello Jeff. Based on the information you provided, it sounds like the inverter board W10217711 is bad and will need to be replaced. Hope this helps. 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Wednesday, November 09, 2011

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