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HOW TO REPLACE WAVE GUIDE ON KITCHENAID KBMS1454R

WE HAD A SMALL FIRE INSIDE THE MICROWAVE. THE HUMIDITY SENSOR GOT DAMAGED AND THERE IS JUST A HOLE IN THE WAVE GUIDE WHERE IT USED TO BE. I HAVE REMOVED TOP AND THERE IS NO DAMAGE TO ELECTRONICS.ITHE MICROWAVE SEEMS TO BE OPERATING FINE, BUT I DON'T KNOW IF IT IS SAFE TO OPERATE WITH THAT HOLE IN WAVE GUIDE. IF IT IS NOT I WILL NEED INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO REMOVE AND REPLACE BOTH THE HUMIDITY SENSOR AND WAVE PLATE. THANKS FOR ANY HELP YOU CAN GIVE ME ON THIS.

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SOURCE: Kitchenaid KBMC147HSS0 Bulb replacement

If it's the one that lights the cooktop, it's normally beneath the bottom cover.

In some cases, it's located in a compartment behind the grille that goes across the top of the unit.

I have a diagram at my site which helps you find & replace many GE cooktop and cavity light bulbs. It may help. It's at http://207.234.249.73/mwd/ge_lamp_replacement.jpg

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I started having the same problem with my KBMC140HSSO. You cannot see the error codes without disassembling the control panel (the codes are on another display that covered by the front panel). After doing so I found the error code to be F2, E3 which is "Key held down too long, or key shorted". I am ordering a replacement keypad and will report back if this fixes the problem.

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SOURCE: need to remove kitchenaid microwave

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

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

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SOURCE: Broken torsion spring needs to be replaced

There are indeed two springs that "cross" each other, and they must be both be replaced to ensure full strength.

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

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

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

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