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Not your average microwave.
We installed this microwave about 2 months ago after our last one fried & so far we like it very much. In the store they told us that we could defrost a roast in...Read complete review
We installed this microwave about 2 months ago after our last one fried & so far we like it very much. In the store they told us that we could defrost a roast in here & it would not be gray, we we haven't done a roast yet but we have defrosted ground beef & chicken & miscellaneous foods & they do come out perfect & not gray or half cooked! Reheating using the automatic controls works very well, items are evenly heated & not melted plastic on the outside edges. And as for just heating something up, it is very quick & powerful. Love the clean release coating on the inside. Just wish they could make an over the range microwave slitghtly smaller, they seem to be getting bigger. But overall we do like the microwave very much. A user manual would be nice to have as this has so many options it would be nice to know how to use the microwave correctly.
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Broke after 18 months
I wish I had read all these reviews before buying this microwave. Had it for only 18 months and it started putting up the F7 error code. I'm debating if I want to spend...Read complete review
I wish I had read all these reviews before buying this microwave. Had it for only 18 months and it started putting up the F7 error code. I'm debating if I want to spend any money at all to fix it based on how many people have had the same problems over and over after it was supposedly fixed. We have an entire house full of Whirlpool products and love them, but I can not express how strongly dissatisfied I am with this one. If Whirlpool doesn't realize that they have a problem here and make things right, I'll never buy another product of theirs.
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A little frustrating
from Washington, United States
Comments about Whirlpool GMH5205XVB Black Microwave Hood Combination:
This was an appliance which was installed by the builder.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Worst Microwave I have used ever
This is the worst microwave I have used ever... I had a 60$ Samsung cover the counter microwave for years and it worked perfect till I gave it to some one since I got this. The microwave had issues from the day 1 I got it as part of my newly built house from the builder. The service company initially they sent was totally a mess. They always showed up with wrong parts. I had to go for months without it working. They serviced it several times in the first year. When I finally fixed (?) it... in few months it started sparking from inside. Now I had another new company come and service it. They did replace the full magnetron , but again in 6 months it completely stopped working. Don't you think a microwave which is this expensive should work for at least 5 years. This made me think the complete Whirlpool brand is not so good...
from Stafford, VA, United States
I have the same problem with the magtrometer. We bought our house in September of 2012 and the appliances were builder supplied. No extended warranty but might as well treat as a consumable as the repair cost (parts & labor) will be close if not exceed the cost to replace. Lesson Learned...
I enjoyed the microwave oven very much; however, after just 2.5yrs, the microwave just stopped working and has not worked since.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Very poor design
from Raleigh, NC
Very poor design. Too many plastic parts for a microwave that is over a stove. The handle broke (plastic) the hood cover broke (plastic). The heating element burned out after 2 years of service. Very disappointed not under warranty for anything that was broken. It cost more to repair than to replace the microwave. The fan is very loud even on low setting.
Piece of junk
from North Carolina
For the amount of money i spent, i would expect this microwave to last at least 5 years. With 3 years of moderate usage is gone. I had a good impression of Whirpool brand but that impression is gone now. Too much money spent in a piece of junk.
Panel is difficult to read
from Dallas, TX
Due to the color of the panel (gray), it is difficult to reading the lettering and numbers.
Bought to go with our new range and was great purchase. Great microwave with some really good features.
from Jersey shore
This is the only product from whirlpool I like.and have no problem with.
3 years and its done....
from New Jersey
I purchased this Microwave as a part of new construction. It is now 3 years old and the computer quit. It costs more than a new microwave to repair it. I have had GE microwaves similar to this for 7+ years without a problem. Really disappointed and wont be purchasing any more Whirlpool products. If you buy this buy and extended warranty that goes beyond 3 years.
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