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There should be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.

You can view a YouTube video showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number from the tag on the oven here.

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KitchenAid... | Answered on Jan 31, 2013


There should be a technical sheet hidden behind the controls of the unit, and it will contain a wiring diagram.

You didn't mention your full model with suffix, so I don't know if I have your exact model's but the one for KCMS1145JSS1 is here at my Web site.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number from the tag on the oven here.

Feel free to contact me directly if you need further troubleshooting help.

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KitchenAid... | Answered on Nov 03, 2012


Most likely the magnetron, "comes with that particular smell" on rare occassions the transformer will fail.

KitchenAid... | Answered on Apr 28, 2012


It is a bad door switch, or the keypad control board is the issue.

KitchenAid... | Answered on Apr 12, 2012


Check to make sure you are getting power to the receptical, plug a lamp to confirm. Next unplug microwave oven and remove top, "several screws" now look inside where the keypad is, follow the wiring to the circuit board, there should be a small glass or ceramic fuse clipped in, before you take it out discharge silver rectangular capacitor with a screwdriver across the points to make sure all voltage is removed. Now unclip the fuse and test, if open replace with the same current rating, if no change I recommend a technician to take it further. Please remember there is extreme high voltage when unit is plugged in and running making it lethal, put the top back on for safety sake.

KitchenAid... | Answered on Mar 03, 2012

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