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?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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.
You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number from the tag on the oven here.
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William E. Miller
Posted on Sep 11, 2009
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