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2.0 cu. ft. Capacity Steam Microwave With CleanRelease® Non-Stick Interior

Model # WMH53520CW

 3.9 out of 5 (40 Reviews)

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Features:

  • CleanRelease® Non-Stick Interior
  • Sensor Cooking
  • Recessed, Stoppable Glass Turntable
  • Hidden Vent
  • 90° Hinge
  • Dishwasher-Safe Turntable Plate
  • 4-Speed, 400 CFM Vent Fan
  • Microwave Presets
  • Add 30 Seconds Option
  • Cooking Rack
  • #1 Selling Appliance Brand in the U.S.A.
Dimensions
Cutout Width 30.0 in
Depth 16-1/8 in
Depth Closed Excluding Handles 16-5/16 in
Depth With Door Open 90 Degree 39-1/2 in
Height 17-1/8 in
Width 29-7/8 in
Configuration and Overview
ADA Compliant No
Microwave Type Over-the-Range
Prop 65 CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY - WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
UL UL
Controls
Number of Keypads 21
Microwave Details
Cavity Finish Powder Coat
Convection No
Cooking Power 1000 w
Microwave Selections Add 30 Seconds, Control Lock, Beverage, Cook, Cook Power, Cook Time, Defrost, Dinner Plate, Fresh Vegetable, Frozen Entree, Keep Warm, Pizza, Popcorn, Potato, Reheat, Soften/Melt
Number or Racks 1
Scrolling Electronic Display Yes
Sensor Cooking Yes
Turntable Stoppable
Turntable Diameter Size 12.0 in
Details
Clock Yes
Night Light Yes
Number of Power Levels 10
Timer Yes
Ventilation System
Blower Type Dual Centrifugal
Duct Direction Vertical or Horizontal
Duct Outlet Size 3 1/4 x 10
Duct Type Convert Recirc\ Horz & Vert Exh
Filters Charcoal Odor Removing Filter
Number of Speeds 4
Ventilation Type Updraft
Certifications
Prop 65 CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY - WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
Electrical
Amps 15 or 20
Hz 60
Volts 120
Configuration
Microwave Configuration Microwave Hood Combination

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3.9

out of 5 (40 Reviews)

77% of reviewers recommend this product.

Door face-frame cracked in multiple places

Submitted by scottmsimpson - 2/3/2019

After 2 years of minimal use, the face frame has 2 very large cracks that go completely through the plastic edge frame. The microwave is in a home on an island, Whirlpool won't sell me a new door directly "for safety reasons" (come on!), and their service center won't service the island... What a load of garbage! Terrible piece of junk china product. I just can't get over what terrible quality this is for a piece of plastic to completely fail after such a short amount of time, with ZERO solutions available from Whirlpool.
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Another Door Latch Problem

Submitted by K. Lind - 1/11/2019

This unit was purchased just over three years ago. A few months ago, every once in a while, the unit displayed the Open/Close Door message at which point we would open and close the door and the unit would operate. As time went by it went from being an intermittent problem to being a major hassle and now it just plain will not work........except for the Open/Close Door message. This is very disappointing! All our appliances are whirlpool and enjoy them all but this microwave is the pits.
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Unreliable, recurring problem makes it unusable

Submitted by Laurie 19 - 1/1/2019

Purchased Model #: WMH53520CW. Broke while under warranty (machine would not run; message "ck power, open/close door" & was repaired. Worked about one more year, then problem reoccurred. No longer under warranty. Lot to pay for something that worked for such a brief time. Did not have similar problems with the many we opened prior to this one
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Awesome Microwave

Submitted by Postal Wrench - 11/15/2018

This Microwave is super quiet and works great, the installation could not have been any easier.
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Receiving an open/close door error

Submitted by Kstew - 9/30/2018

We did love this microwave, but this week we started getting a close/open door error and the microwave light won't turn on. It works sporadically now. We bought this microwave in June 2017 for a kitchen remodel, but did not have it installed until August of 2018. Barely over a year, and a $350 microwave isn't working. Not acceptable.
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Great features

Submitted by Rddevil1 - 9/26/2018

I love everything about this microwave bought a year ago and it is wonderful
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Check the sounds before buying

Submitted by Nanny313 - 9/17/2018

I'm used to using the timer on my microwave a lot. When my microwave died after 17 years, I was just looking for a replacement with fairly standard features. I never thought about checking the volume on it. I may be old but I am not deaf. I defy you to hear the sounds on this thing if you're more than 10 feet away and not listening for it. It's installed now so there's not much I can do about it. When I ask the dealer and the help desk at Whirlpool if anything can be done about it, I basically get a shrug. So if you want to know when your food is ready or use the kitchen timer, do not buy this microwave.
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Big issue on an otherwise great microwave

Submitted by JackOfFewTrades - 4/3/2018

Our microwave worked great for a number of months after being installed. We like all the features. It has an intuitive interface, looks great in our kitchen and is far, far quieter than the microwave it replaced. However, we started having occasional issues with the microwave not properly sensing when the door had been opened or closed. When opening the door the light remains off and it displays a message telling you to open/close the door if you try to start the microwave. Opening and shutting the door a number of times (sometimes once, other times it takes 10+ tries) can clear the issue and allow you to to successfully "start" the microwave. Now, just a week over the 1 year purchase date, the microwave is encountering the issue about 30% of the time. It's driving us crazy - hopefully there's a solution to be had since it's been a great unit in all other respects.
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very pleased

Submitted by Phil 11 - 2/19/2018

This was the only microwave that recirculated and had a programmable night light, we knew from a quality company. My wife thinks it is perfect with no problems so far. I installed 2 months ago. I say a quality company as we had a Whirlpool hot water heater with a life time warrantee and it got a small leak after 16 years. I have never been so satisfied and impressed with a company and their warrantee as I was with Whirlpool. We told ourselves if we ever had the opportunity to choose a Whirlpool appliance again we were sold.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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Door problems

Submitted by Bob7576 - 1/25/2018

Purchased a new home less than three years ago. Home is used seasonally so only lived in about 16 months since purchase. Home came equipped with a Whirlpool microwave WMH53520CW. Now consistently get a "open/close door" message. Sometime that works, but not very often. Can go a day or two before system activates and then only once before the "open/close" message reappears. Very disappointed. Would not recommend this product.
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Whirlpool 2.0 cu ft steam microwave

Submitted by raquel 48 - 1/23/2018

I do not like the filter underneath the microwave. The microwave is noisier that I expected after having purchased a whirlpool for another house last year which was very quiet. It does operate well and I like the 14" turntable inside that can turn or you can turn it off so it does not rotate. The hot air is blown up over your cabinets for venting.
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Great features!

Submitted by Happy55micro - 1/22/2018

Our house is 100% Whirlpool appliances, so after our 20 year old microwave died for the first time, we replaced it with this one! Great features, efficient and quiet!
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Yes, I recommend this product

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Great features

Submitted by oldchief - 12/11/2017

installed one month ago and it is much better than the old unit, large oven, easy to clean and the blower is not loud.
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Matched older stove perfectly!

Submitted by hippy66 - 11/7/2017

Really happy with this purchase as we are remodeling an older townhouse for our daughter. Range was in great shape and had no counter space for the microwave. This above the range one works great and looks good.
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Design and features

3/28/2017

We like everything about it especially the featured settings on the keyboard.
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super appliance! well built!

Submitted by bula - 3/15/2017

we bought it 2 months ago and we are very pleased with it. the construction redesign is a great improvement.
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OTR Model WMH53520CW-5 microwave

3/13/2017

I like the bigger size and am still just trying it out on different foods. I don't feel this heats my foods up as quickly as my previous Maytag model, but am learning to adjust to the correct times. One thing I'm not pleased with is the tone of it when the cycle is done. It's way too quiet. If I step out of the room, I do not even hear it. And I haven't figured out yet if I can increase the volume of that tone. So far it's cooked/heated up anything I've put into it. I chose this model because I was looking for one that had the same options as my Maytag. The 'hold warm' is very important in my household. And this one had that option along with many of the others that the Maytag had.
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would like a manual for my model

3/11/2017

I bought a month ago and not been able to find a manual for my model on your website
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Great

3/2/2017

I received this product about 2 month and it is working great
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Love it!

2/21/2017

Whirlpool is the only brand I have in my house, and I've never been dissatisfied.
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Good Microwave

2/7/2017

Have had this for less than a month. No complaints. Seems to work well.Would be nice if the space occupied above the stove could be such that the lowest point of the microwave could be higher up
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Like all the options on menu

2/3/2017

It is so quiet
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Great features, noisy fan.

2/1/2017

Pros: this 2.0 cu.ft. OTR microwave works well, is very quiet (except fan), has a nice selection of presets, a 14" turntable, the interior cleans up easily, and has a pleasing end of cycle sound.Cons: Fan is loud at all settings, paltry almost useless user guide, and the dual brightness work surface light is too far back and illuminates the stove control panel well, but not the rest of the cooking surface. It's a 40w incandescent bulb rather than a more efficient LED; and when I tried a brighter LED replacement which was significantly better on the brightest setting, I found that at the OFF setting the LED bulb does not go off but stays dimly on (with either a dimmable or non-dimmable LED bulb). Must have to do with the dimming circuit in the switch, but annoying. Also annoying is that included mid level cooking rack can't be left in the microwave when not using according to instructions.
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Nice and quiet.

1/23/2017

This was a gift.
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I Rate it #1

1/2/2017

I love this 1000 watt microwave. It has 2 shelves which is very important if you cook a lot. It also has an interior that is a breeze to clean. I picked this one mainly because of all the 1 step buttons. The soften button is great for butter. The exterior is bright white and blends with all my new appliances. You will not be disappointed! And the bell sound when it is done is so cute! Didn't hear it the 1st time....don't worry it will keep repeating!
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Love the features

Submitted by Parcell mom - 12/30/2016

Our old microwave gave out and we bought this new one and love it.
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great Product

12/22/2016

got about one ago .....nice product
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Nice appliance!

11/28/2016

Works fine
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Time will tell.

11/17/2016

Our microwave was included in the recall due to potential arching issue. So I am considering the quality of the replacement microwave and the recall process. We chose this microwave based on consumer reviews. It meets all of our needs. We enjoy the easy clean interior and ease of use (simple controls). Happy with the replacement unit.Also glad the manufacturer did the right thing and replaced the recalled unit with a new one. The install team was very good. My only issue was the 3 weeks from the time we unplugged the recall unit to the day that the new one was installed. Maybe that is considered a reasonable response time but a long time to go without a microwave.Overall satisfied with the unit and the recall process and solution.
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Great features

Submitted by Shirley Browning - 11/15/2016

Very pleased
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Microwave/Vent Unit Fulfills All Needs

Submitted by Retired electrical engineer - 11/11/2016

We bought this unit to replace a failed unit by another manufacturer. This unit had served for about 12 years, and had some sort of control failure. In 12 years, technology has improved, so that the new Whirlpool unit has better performance -- more power, and more interior space. We believe that it is a better value than the unit it has replaced.
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We love the newest features

Submitted by WyseWomyn - 11/11/2016

We purchased our Whirlpool microwave about a month ago and we couldn't be more pleased. The interior is so much easier to clean up overflows and spills. The newest features make this microwave so much easier to use and program.
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More features than i need!

Submitted by Amy Jo - 11/10/2016

This is a very easy-to-use microwave. There are many features, most I probably won't ever use! The clock dims and is motion activated so brightens when someone is near. The rack is removable, as is the glass place, which makes cleaning easy. The interior surface is a silver (not sure of the material) liner, which is also easy to clean.
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Love it!

11/10/2016

We purchased our microwave a few weeks ago and have been in love since! Absolutely recommend this product!!
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Easy to Clean

Submitted by SpaceLady - 11/8/2016

Love my microwave very easy to clean
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Excellent product

Submitted by EloiseMAC - 10/31/2016

This microwave was highly recommended by the sales rep at our locally owned appliance dealer. It's easy to use with uncomplicated controls and easy to clean as well. Recommended!
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very good features

10/25/2016

the original that was bought with the house was a good machine not as many features though. hope this one turns out to be the same or better quality
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Yes, I recommend this product

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Microwave

10/19/2016

Needed recall purchased about 2 years ago. Recall went well
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Great

10/18/2016

Very good product
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ease of use

10/11/2016

Replaced a GE and am very happy. Better controls and easier to operate.
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