The high voltage diode (called wire-voltage assy I guess) P'N - W10269016 has blown twice on my unit. I believe a bad design with under spec diode part. Any recommended replacement or design change notice by Whirlpool? Is this typical? Any price reduction if I buy 2? JE
Answer Hello Jim,
The high voltage diode is most likely blowing because of another component in the circuit that is out of tolerance. This can be the high voltage capacitor, the high voltage transformer, or even the magnetron. As a general rule, if one component in a circuit is blowing, there is an excessive current flow through the entire circuit and other components in the circuit be damaged.