Question about KitchenAid KCMS145J Microwave Oven

Open Question

Exhaust fan and turntable not working on kitchenaid microwave

Posted by Anonymous on

Ad

3 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE:

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
MicrowaveSvc
  • 9174 Answers

SOURCE: KitchenAid Microwave Model KCMS1555 does not work

Assuming your inside light, turntable, and internal cooling fan all come on when you try to microwave, with the symptoms you have, I would most strongly suspect a shorted high voltage rectifier diode or a bad magnetron, or a loose and possibly corroded connection on the magnetron's terminal.

The diode is a fairly cheap fix, and the mag will cost more.

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical safety information and disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa.

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.

d:%5cele%5crepair%5cmicrowave%5cge_hotpoint%5cmini_manual_behind_grille_small.jpgAt our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

If you don't find your mini-manual, or if you want to look at it before removing the controller, you can download it here.

Here are some links you or someone you know can use for test help, but read their safety warnings first:

http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/diode.html
(if it's not shorted or burned, it's probably okay)


http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/mag_test.html

http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/xformer.html

http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/cap_test.html

You can find links to helpful exploded view diagrams and part ordering help here. I recommend that you bookmark that link to your favorites.

Accessing some components for testing and possible replacement will require you to remove the oven from the wall.

If so, the installation instructions are very handy, and it's best to have two people since the microwave can be heavy and awkward.

You can download owner's manuals and installation instructions for several brands (including Amana, Jenn-Air, Kitchenaid, Litton, Maytag, Roper, Tappan, Thermador and Whirlpool) here.

If it's within the magnetron portion of the warranty (usually 5-9 years) but out of the original full warranty (usually 1 year), then your manufacturer will cover the part cost, but not the cost to visit you (usually $75 -90) or the labor charge to do the work(usually $75 -90 more) . See the model tag in or on the unit for the date of manufacture.

If nothing else, you can save about $75 by taking it to the shop yourself.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Dec 07, 2009

Ad
  • 612 Answers

SOURCE: KitchenAid KCM2145JSS-1 built-in Doesn't Heat

Everything working is a real good sign. Most likely all thats wrong with your unit is a blown fuse. Go to http://www.partselect.com/MultiModels.aspx?ModelNum=kcms145j&SearchTerm=fuse&RefineSearch=0 and you will find the fuse. It's behind the touch pad with most all the other workings. Very easy to replace and cost only $11.76. It looks like an old round glass car fuse but it's made just for micro waves. It's most likely a 20 amp fuse. To get to it, take all the screws out from the back that hols the case on. once you have removed the case you will be able to locate the fuse. Good luck.

Posted on Dec 19, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Samsung microwave oven Model # SMH9151S. Turntable not turning fan inside (not the exhaust fan) is not working either.


It may be a failed relay on the control board, which I repair affordably.

See my profile picture if you need more help.

Jun 22, 2015 | Samsung Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

LIGHT, turntable, and fan don't come on


follow this test and fix it. God bless you
  1. Exhaust fan motor If your exhaust fan motor is not running, there are a couple of things that you can check involving the motor to locate the problem. After removing the fan motor, you can manually attempt to turn the fan blades with your hand. If the fan motor is working properly, the blades should spin effortlessly. If this does not occur and the blades are taught, the motor will need to be replaced. Secondly, the fan motor itself can burn out due to time and usage. Using an ohm meter, the exhaust fan motor should read open for continuity. If it does not, then the fan motor has expired and will need to be replaced.
  2. Thermostat Another part that could cause the microwave exhaust fan to not work is a faulty thermostat. A thermostat gauges the air temperature, which activates the exhaust fan when required. If this part becomes flawed, the exhaust fan will not energize and the thermostat will need to be replaced.
  3. Main control board If your exhaust fan is still not working and the microwave fan motor, wiring, and thermostat are operating accurately, the root cause could be with the main control board. Replace the main control board.

Dec 09, 2013 | GE CVM2072SMSS Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Everything works on my KitchenAid KHMS2050SSS except the 2 lights underneath for the range...I replaced them and still nothing...thoughts?


That model should be KHMS2050SS0, KHMS2050SS1, or KHMS2050SS2, I think.

We see (and repair) this a lot. The problem is on the control panel, which we regularly repair nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid with a one year guarantee.


This light failure often occurs when a bulb goes out and the filament shorts, or when the bulbs are removed or installed without first unplugging the oven from the power line. Either can cause such a failure on the controller.

This can often also affect the exhaust fan, cooling fan, turntable, and/or inside light operation, too.

Details of our service are at our Web site.

Feel free to contact me directly with your brand, full model number and symptoms for more information.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

May 23, 2011 | KitchenAid KHMS2050SSS Microwave Oven

1 Answer

I have a MC0153ub microwave turntable not turning


I am having the same problem...did you ever find a solution. I am wondering if it is just time to buy a new one!

May 17, 2010 | KitchenAid Microwave Ovens

2 Answers

MICROWAVE NOT HEATING


Most likely you have a magnetron problem. Easy to replace (DYI) but make sure the high voltage capacitor is fully discharged first against the case.

Dec 11, 2009 | Kenmore 62622 Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Microwave not heating


OK, you have two components that are faulty. the magnetron and the turntable motor as well. replacing these two components will fix both issues.

Jun 10, 2009 | Frigidaire FMV157GM Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Microwave high intensity light turning bright orange


You have a shorted grille relay on your control board. I can repair this for $69.95, which includes insured return shipping.
For details and more free DIY and other help & advice, feel free to contact me.

William E. Miller, AS-EET
pupista@gmail.com
http://www.microwavecontrol.com
Microwave Oven Control Panel Repair Nationwide
"Recycling by repairing since 1982"

Mar 15, 2017 | KitchenAid KHHS179LSS Convection /...

1 Answer

I have an over the stove kitchenaid microwave w exhaust hood. About 1/2 hour after boiling water on my stove, my microwave comes on. I have unplugged the microwave-----any ideas?


The issue is probably your exhaust fan on your microwave comes on automatically when it detects a certain temperature. Mine does this as well but will turn off automatically after temperature goes down.

Feb 25, 2009 | KitchenAid KHMS155LSS 1000 Watts Microwave...

Not finding what you are looking for?
KitchenAid KCMS145J Microwave Oven Logo

Related Topics:

34 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top KitchenAid Microwave Ovens Experts

William Miller
William Miller

Level 3 Expert

9174 Answers

Thomas F. Schneider

Level 3 Expert

2715 Answers

Jaime Hernandez

Level 3 Expert

2337 Answers

Are you a KitchenAid Microwave Oven Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...