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

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

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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.

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Hi,
They are just a Torx set with a hole drilled in the center to allow for the security pin...
Grizzly has a set with the hole...
Napa also has them available...

Check your local hardware...if they don't have them they can order them in for you...

heatman101

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With the price of Magnetrons and capacitors, and paying to service it, you are better off buying a new unit.

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It should not pose a hazard as far as operation goes.. only if it becomes a sanitary issue..

Clean the interior per mfg suggestions.. and you may have to clean it more often now that you have this issue.

Microwaves cannot travel through metal.. you can actually use small pieces of foil (flat pieces) in most microwaves to shield items.. without any issues.

Best of luck

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When the fuse blows in the microwave oven, it is often caused by a bad door switch. Sometimes food build up will clog it, or becomes defective, the only way to fix it is have it replaced.

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Hi,
Here is a tip that will help you to figure out what is wrong with yourMicrowave Oven....

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You can buy a new door spring through KitchenAid by calling For more information on warranty replacement, please call 800-541-6390

that should solve the issue if not feel free to contact me.

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Here is a tip that will help you to figure out what is wrong with your Microwave Oven....

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If the fan doesn't work the magnetron may overheat and burn out. Look for a seized motor.
The light may be just a blown lamp.
Hope that helps.

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Hi,


Here is a tip that will help you to figure out what is wrong with your Microwave Oven....

Microwave Oven Basic Troubleshooting Tips

heatman101

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You will need to check to find out if the microwave has all the power coming to the critical units.
If the latch switch is active then the turntable and fan must work but if there is no heat, the check on the thermal cut off switch fitted on the side of the cabin , if faulty. , the pwoerr will be cut off to the magnetron. Check also to confirm that the high voltage capacitor is working and not shorted or open.
The relay on the main boarrd also must click to switch on or else the relay or relay drive must also be checked out.

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The magnetron (the part that heats the food) may be ready to burn out. If you smell the burning, you should then unplug the microwave, open it up and see if you can determine for sure that it is coming from that part. Unfortunately even if I am right, it is almost more cost effective to just replace the microwave rather than replace that part. You can run this microwave till it dies if you want, but I would be ready with a new one.

Let me know how this works out for you.

Benjamin

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Same problem with mine. Any advise on how to address problem would be appreciated.

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call kitchenaid and complain they might fix it under warranty or replace the unit,, or possibly heard of this and have a fix i persoonally never heard about it good luck mate

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