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Is it the vent blower or the magnetron cooling motor. if it is the blower then it could be a bad thermal switch that is designed to come on if the bottom surface gets too hot. or a bad relay on the control board. last it could be a bad touch pad. the magnetron cooling fan could be a bad door interlock switch or relay on the control board.

KitchenAid... | Answered on Jun 26, 2014


First, read the service manual. Contact the seller, or read the FAQs on the KitchenAid website.

KitchenAid... | Answered on Jun 25, 2014


You don't. If it's doing that, there's something wrong with it. It needs to be replaced.

KitchenAid... | Answered on Apr 29, 2014


The temperature reached a high enough value to make the plastic melt .The device ran for too long. The device ran without any substance (food) to heat.

KitchenAid... | Answered on Nov 26, 2013


It's not a good idea to continue to use it when it's making an unusual noise.
It may be arcing, which can lead to further failure or a fire, or it may be a defective stirrer or fan ,which can lead to uneven cooking or further failure.
$360 for a service call? Are you in Alaska or on Mars? That's insane. Maybe you can contact another servicer in your area?

KitchenAid... | Answered on Jun 10, 2013


It's not a good idea to continue to use it when it's making an unusual noise.
It may be arcing, which can lead to further failure or a fire, or it may be a defective stirrer or fan ,which can lead to uneven cooking or further failure.
$360 for a service call? Are you in Alaska or on Mars? That's insane. Maybe you can contact another servicer in your area?

KitchenAid... | Answered on Jun 10, 2013


You need to order the part from KichenAid, or visit a appliance dealer/repairman.

KitchenAid... | Answered on Mar 19, 2012


Hi


To locate the inlet cover, look towards the interior side of the microwave next to the microwave display. The inlet is typically located near the back of the microwave, in the middle of the wall.
Unplug your microwave from the electrical outlet and remove any food or containers.

Wipe the inlet cover, typically located on the right side of the microwave in the middle of the wall, with a damp cloth. The cover must be kept clean or it will not protect the microwave.

Dry the inlet cover with a soft towel.

Leave the microwave door open for several hours to air out the inlet cover.

Examine the inlet cover for wear and tear. If the cover has too much damage in the form of scratches or holes, it may need replacement.

Remove the inlet cover, if desired. Insert a putty knife under the plastic nail that holds the inlet cover in place. Pry out the nails and set them aside. Pull out the micro plate in front of the inlet and set it aside. Remove the inlet plate.

Install a new inlet plate. Slide the new inlet cover into its place. Replace the nails back into the side of the microwave by aligning them with the holes of the side.


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KitchenAid... | Answered on Apr 20, 2011


The most likely problem is the magnetron that heats the food, the other less likely is the high voltage transformer that energizes the magnetron. To replace either part with labor would be as much if not more than a brand new microwave oven.

KitchenAid... | Answered on Jan 19, 2011


They don't show the entire door assembly as being available.

But you can replace the outer door frame (outer door panel)part number 8184319.

At $167.94, it's not cheap. But you can get it here.

You have to separate the door panels (as shown in the attached photo) and then you'll see the previously hidden screw(s) you need to remove.

Or you can watch a YouTube video (not a video I made) that demonstrates how it's done.

In some cases, you then have to gently rotate the handle to unlock it.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

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

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KitchenAid... | Answered on Oct 30, 2009


Hi

Please see the exploded diagrams for detailed instructions for dis-assembly--

Air Flow parts(See part#8- Wheel Fan). Also check for fan motor (part#9 in the diagram)

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Ventilation Parts(See part#9-lid fan)--

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These diagrams will be useful during disassembly---

Turntable and magnetron parts---

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Cabinet parts--

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Door Parts---

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Before carrying out ant repairs, please discharge the high voltage capacitor of your microwave. Use a metal ( not the shiny chrome type ) screw driver with a insulated handle to short across ( touch both at the same time ) the terminals of the high voltage capacitor to discharge it. With the microwave unplugged. This is a common way to do this--

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--Remove the vent fan hood
--Remove the display control panel by removing the screw
--Take pictures of all the connections behind the control panel.
--Unhook all connections
--Remove the connections to fan
--Remove and replace the fan

Please do accept this solution and revert for further assistance.

Thanks
Rylee

KitchenAid... | Answered on Apr 18, 2009


If all of your door switches check out, replace the magnatron, capacitor, and diodes.

KitchenAid... | Answered on Apr 17, 2009


If I had to bet, I would say the fan blade assembly is loose on the fan motor shaft.

If so, a spot of super glue where they meet will usually take care of that.

If that's not it, it should be investigated.

It is vital that the cooling fan runs properly, or the magnetron will be destroyed.

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 usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

After you look into this, if you still need help, please write back with more details.

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

KitchenAid... | Answered on Apr 08, 2009


From the owner's manual found here or here:

"Touch PAN HEAT once. Pan will preheat for 3 minutes."

Sounds like it's doing it on its own due to a failing keypad.

If you (or someone you know) might want to replace it yourself, I have uploaded a handy guide with pictures showing you what's typically involved.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.

If you would like to have us do this for you, we do that for $39.95 plus part costs.

Please feel free to contact me directly if you need more help.

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

William E. Miller, AS-EET
prototech@usa.net
http://www.microwavedisplay.com

KitchenAid... | Answered on Jul 19, 2008


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.
http://www.microwavecontrol.com

if you have other questions, please feel free to contact me directly by email through the Web site or at pupista@gmail.com
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KitchenAid... | Answered on Nov 14, 2019

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