Question about KitchenAid KCMS145J Microwave Oven
I have a Kitchenaid KCMS185JSS microwave since 2002.
A couple of weeks ago it wouldn't heat anything. I found that the door and frame had shorted in two small spots, apparently due to conductive food spots.
I cleaned these and covered the spots with appliance paint.
It worked fine until this weekend. Now it only seems to heat water but nothing else.
Is it time for replacement or repair?
Assuming your power line voltage is right, bearing the whole thread in mind, I'm sure you have a bad magnetron.
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.
You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.
There should also 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.
If you follow the safety & disassembly info, this is not a difficult job for a do-it-yourselfer.
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Posted on Dec 05, 2008
Its time repair will cost more than a new one
Posted on Dec 02, 2008
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