I see that you were able to help another DIY'er with replacing their microwave bulb. My microwave has to be pulled to access the bulb. Kitchenaid offered ZERO help with this. I can't figure out how to pull the microwave. If possible, please describe the procedure, and/or point me to the service manual that describes it.
I just replaced the bulb on my KEMS308GSS2 and it wasn't too difficult. The bulb was $36.45 delivered from A-1appliance.com. To change the bulb first turn off the power, then remove the plastic grills above and below the microwave unit. The bottom grill comes out easily, but the upper grill has a flange which makes it difficult to reinstall unless the flange is sawed off or the control panel is partially removed. To remove the control panel open the lower oven door and remove the screw at the bottom of each trim piece. Remove the trim pieces and then the two screws securing the control panel. With the two grills removed take out the two screws below the microwave which hold it in place. carefully slide the microwave out about half way, remove the insulation pad over the bulb and replace the bulb.
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Hello. This model is a MICROWAVE. Are you sure the bulb you replaced was defective? And are you sure the replacement bulb is good? It's very easy to break the filament inside and due to the gorillas who ship this stuff, you wouldn't be the first to put a new, bad bulb in! One of the door switches is part number 503387 and there are 2 of them in the switch holder. The third switch is part number 3B73361E. The whole switch holder assembly with switches is part number 3501W1A019C. The part number for the main board is 6871W1S128A because *there might be a faulty relay on the main board causing the light to fail*.
Unfortunately, 9752834A is not a model number for the KitchenAid Superba. Usually the model number will have 4-5 letters, 3 numbers, 2-3 more letters and then a final number. Look inside the oven door for a plaque with the model number. With the correct model information, you can see if the lens cover is available.
Likely an electronic component has failed. It sounds strange, but this sometimes occurs to electronic devices that had been previously working just fine -until it is removed from power. When power is restored, the device fails. This type of behaviour is normally associated with power surges, but it can simply happen to electronic devices that have been in service for a while. Have you ever noticed an incandescent light bulb "blow" when you switch the light on? Unfortunately, the controller circuit board will require replacement, which may not be economical.
The F1 error code means one of two thing;either the touchpad is bad or a relay on the conrtol has shorted out. Well the loud pop and the F1,their is not doubt that a relay on the control has indeed shorted out. The fix for that is to replace teh control PLEASE NOTE A SHORTED RELAY WILL MAKE THE HEAT ELEMENT TO STAY ON AT ALL TIMES AND THE BREAKER MUST BE LEFT TURNED OFF AT ALL TIMES UNTIL THE CONTROL HAS BEEN REPLACED OR IF LEFT ON THEIR WILL BE A VERY VERY GOOD CHANCE OF THE OVEN/HOUSE CATCHING FIRE
Are these Halogen bulbs? If so, wear rubber gloves when you handle the new bulb. The oils from your skin shorten the life of Halogen bulbs. If you do accidentally touch a Halogen bulb, be sure and wipe it with alcohol and a cotton swab before installing, or just after you have installed bulb. Do not scrape or touch anything hard with the glass of the bulb. Please rate if this helps, or if it does not. Good luck!
1. Essentially, open the oven door and remove the plastic vent strip between oven and microwave (4 screws). There will be 2 screws under that which secure the microwave unit to the frame. Remove those...
2. Open the microwave door and remove the plastic vent shield at the top (3 screws). At that point, the microwave unit will slide out from the frame as describe above. The light is to the rear of the large silver pad (I removed mine to facilitate reaching the light). If you look at the parts diagrams online, it will be obvious what to look for. I have the light out and sure enough, OSRAM 64405S.... Took me maybe 5 minutes to remove...
Hello- Glass bulbs don't make very good handles, do they? Find a good tech to check wiring behind bulb socket. May have burned a connection, and or grounded a wire somewhere. Electric ranges have two 110v circuits that work in combination. One is out. Let me know if info helps- have more if needed- Thanks- ED
Before doing any work on an electric range or oven, make sure it's unplugged, or turn off the power to the unit by removing one or more fuses or tripping one or more breakers at the main entrance panel or at a separate panel. If the range is fused at a separate panel, this panel may be located adjacent to the main panel or in a basement, crawl space, or other location. If there is a grounding wire to the range, disconnect it. Make sure the power to the unit is off.
you'll want to replace it using these simple instructions.
Make sure the bulb is actually burned out. Confirm the oven is plugged in and that a circuit breaker is not tripped.
Look for the manual to determine what size bulb is required. Most use a 40 watt appliance bulb. If you can not find the manual, then buy a bulb to replace it after you take out the old one.
3Confirm that the oven is not on. Allow it to cool to room temperature if it has recently been used.4
Open the door and use a flashlight to light the area where the bulb is located. Do not put weight on the door itself, but go in at an angle or sideways.
Find the shield or cover over the bulb, gently pull or twist it off. Some glass covers are surrounded by a wire clip or a ring that is screwed in to the back. 6
Gently remove either the wire clip or ring. Since the cover is most likely glass, be cautious. Unscrew the entire glass cover similar to a jar lid in older versions of ovens. Then repeat process if there is more than one bulb. In most microwaves you simply have to take the cover off by unscrewing holding screws. Replacing bulb is pretty straightforward, simply take out holding screws, disconnect leads, and remove bulb from place. To install new one,reverse steps. Usually it is really hard to find replacement parts. It is usually better if you take microwave name, model and serial number, and take info to a place that specializes in appliances
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Consider replacing the switch on the oven door if you replace the bulb and the light still does not work. Shut the door and open a few times or press the button manually to see if the light works randomly or not at all. hope this helps thanks and Godbless