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Amana Radarange: Can't Open Door (Broken Linkage)

The wire linkage between the door and the safety interlock on our Amana Radarange Touchmatic RS-40 (mfg. 1988) broke with the door closed, so now we can't get it to open.

After removing the sheet metal cover, I can see an access hole in the interlock, presumably to open the door manually. But I can't figure out how to make it work. Push something in? Insert something and move up and down or side to side? Insert and rotate a special tool?

I don't have and haven't been able to find a service manual. Can you help - how do you open the door with no linkage to the interlock?

Thanks, Mark

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MicrowaveSvc
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SOURCE: Instruction manual for 1986 Amana Radarange microwave

I think it will use a standard generic probe for the Accu-Temp. Sorry I couldn't help. Take care.

Posted on Jan 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Amana Radarange Touchmatic Model RS55

That part is called a rotating ring. It is whirlpool part number R0131264 or R9900400. Good luck finding one, I'm looking for one too!

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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SOURCE: help setting clock on amana radarange microwave made in 1987

press Reset, then enter in the time of day (e.g. 0807 for 8:07 am or pm doesn't matter), then press Clock button twice. hope this helps.

Posted on Apr 11, 2009

MicrowaveSvc
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SOURCE: Amana Microwave stays on when I shut the door.

It'll be a bad door switch or a loose door switch mount.

See :
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/safety.txt
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/disassembly.txt
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/doorsw.txt

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.
At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number from the tag on the oven here.


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

William E. Miller
prototech@usa.net
http://www.microwavedisplay.com

Posted on Sep 11, 2009

MicrowaveSvc
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SOURCE: Is there any better resource for a door handle

The Amana / Whirlpool / Maytag part number is R0713642 and you can get it for far less at one of the places listed here.

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

Posted on Nov 25, 2009

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http://www.microwavedisplay.com/safety.txt
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http://www.microwavedisplay.com/doorsw.txt

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.
At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number from the tag on the oven here.


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

William E. Miller
prototech@usa.net
http://www.microwavedisplay.com

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