Question about Amana Radarange Microwave Oven
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?
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
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
It'll be a bad door switch or a loose door switch mount.
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.
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William E. Miller
Posted on Sep 11, 2009
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It sounds like the magnetron may have
either failed or is not being supplied with the extremely high
voltage required to run it.
SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT
This is a job for a professional but if
you are safety clued up, here's instruction.
Make sure the !!!!capacitor is discharged!!!!! before attempting any sort of repair.
Check the door interlock switches first then the high voltage diode with either an AVO model 8 or moving coil meter on high resistance range for short circuit, (DVM's won't show the fault!), the capacitor can fail and go short circuit, the feed fuse on the primary of the high voltage transformer and then finally, the magnetron is best checked by substitution.
Hope that helps.
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