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If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety and disassembly info at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your base model number (without the suffix) here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383 On exploded view diagram 4, look at reference part number 4. That is the choke cover. It's held in place with hidden tabs. I've attached a diagram from a Sharp model that will be somewhat similar. Once the choke cover's off, the hardware should be visible. The diagrams do not show the hinged at all. That may mean they're welded to the chassis of the oven. Write back if this does not clear it up.

KitchenAid... | Answered on Mar 12, 2008

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KitchenAid... | Answered on Dec 06, 2007

If you could be more specific about the problem which you are encountering then i may be able to help, it sounds like its not to serious.

KitchenAid... | Answered on Jul 22, 2007

Those symptoms are what I would expect when the controller or keypad gets wet. Tipping it is not an issue, unless that allowed the water to run into the controls more than just the wet soapy washcloth did. You may get lucky - it may dry out by itself in a few days. If not, and if careful targeting drying doesn't fix it, it will need a new keypad or controller.

KitchenAid... | Answered on May 25, 2007

if you are not a tech kindly take your microwave to a tech for repairs.the diodes or the cap high voltage is your culprit.good luck.

KitchenAid... | Answered on Apr 10, 2007

Yes, unless a technician may have removed it during a previous service. It should be located behind the controller assembly, sometimes in a small envelope.

At my Web site, I have a video showing you how to remove a typical microwave controller in about 5 minutes.

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KitchenAid... | Answered on Nov 14, 2019

Yes, it is probably a bad relay. Usually appliance techs just replace the whole control board, because those relays can be hard to find and buy.

KitchenAid... | Answered on Oct 14, 2019

Yes, it is most likely a bad relay on the control board.

KitchenAid... | Answered on Oct 05, 2019

Hi Jill, what the screen indicates is that the door is not closed
There are a number of internal contacts that have to be closed for the microwave to work
If any of them are wrong, they can give you that information.
Depending on the brand there may be between 2 or 3 contacts in the door area that generate that warning
Indicate brand, model and type of equipment you are commenting on, in order to find the best possible solution
I wait your answer
Regards Franco Dosil

Hola Jill, lo que te indica la pantalla es que la puerta no esta cerrada
Hay una serie de contactos internos que tienen que estar cerrados para que el microondas funcione
Si alguno de ellos esta mal puede darte esa informacion
Derpendiendo de la marca pueda haber entre 2 o 3 contactos en la zona de la puerta que generan ese aviso
Indica marca, modelo y tipo de equipo del que estas comentando, para poder encontrar la mejor soluci?n posible
Espero tu respuesta
Saludos Franco Dosil

KitchenAid... | Answered on Sep 12, 2019

There are interlocks and micro-switches to prevent accidental running with the door open. The issue with the lock is preventing operation. You need to have it professionally serviced.

KitchenAid... | Answered on Sep 09, 2019

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KitchenAid... | Answered on Jun 30, 2019

For the KitchenAid microwave, model: KHMS2050SSS2 I found that i did not have to remove the screw. what i did was loosen the screw as much as it would go before getting tight again.(hard to screw) then on the bottom end of the door hinge (lying on its side) i pryed the bottom hinge off its mount. (with flat head screwdriver) from there i was able to get at the screws to separate the black surrounding stuff from the outside door... then finally i could get inside to get at the door panel controls. I noticed a whole bunch of condensation and on the back of the touch panel (electrical board).. i will replace that part as I think that is the culprit as to why the keys get pressed randomly, beeping randomly and wonkiness :)

KitchenAid... | Answered on Mar 15, 2019

Adjust the door switch mounting strip as adjustment is provided if not o.k check door switch connector on the PCB assembly for loose contact or soldering.

KitchenAid... | Answered on Mar 05, 2019

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