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How to open up an over the range microwave to replace the hv capacitor

Model Numer is: FGBM185FKA

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I'm not finding that model number. Please check your tag in the cooking cavity or on the microwave somewhere.

I'll guess that you might mean FGMV185KFA. You can find helpful exploded views and order parts here.

There is a YouTube video here showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

On some models that will be enough to give you access to the capacitor.

If not, you'll need to remove the oven from the wall, then remove the cover to access the HV capacitor.

If so, it's best to have 2 people, since it can be heavy and awkward. The installation instructions are here.

Please see this safety file first.

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

Posted on Jan 10, 2013

  • Mike Cohen
    Mike Cohen Jan 10, 2013

    Mr. Miller, Thank you so much for the tips.My model number is FGBM185KFA.IT IS AN OVER THE RANGE. i INSTALLED IT ALONG WITH A FRIEND TO HELP LIFT IT INO PLACE.i HAD A POP SIMMERING FOR ABOUT 1/2 HOUR, THEN AT A RAPID BOIL.i THEN USED THE OVEN, pop LOUD ENOUGH to startle me.Then funny sound when working and no heat.I just need to know the location of the HV capacitor and how to access it.Michael

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