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WMC50522AS Whirlpool microwave dies then comes alive

Keitho

Premium Member
Joined
Oct 14, 2021
Messages
2
Location
Overland Park, KS
Model Number
WMC50522AS
Brand
Whirlpool
Age
1-5 years
I have a Whirlpool microwave model WMC50522AS. The unit is dead with no clock or interior light. Then 8-12 hours later, the clock lights up with zeros. I can then set the clock, enter cook time and cook one cycle like normal. The unit then dies again and the cycle repeats. Would appreciate any advice on what the problem might be. Thank you.
 

rickgburton

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Messages
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Location
Murray, Utah 84107, United States
How often does it go dead? Is the outlet on some kind of timer? If not the problem has to be the control or power board. Check if there's still supply voltage at the display/control board when it stops working. The control board probably cost as much as a new machine.
 

Keitho

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Joined
Oct 14, 2021
Messages
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Location
Overland Park, KS
How often does it go dead? Is the outlet on some kind of timer? If not the problem has to be the control or power board. Check if there's still supply voltage at the display/control board when it stops working. The control board probably cost as much as a new machine.
The outlet is good and not on a timer, so it's time to start shopping for a new one. Thanks for your reply!
 
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