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Kitchenaide microwave model KBHC109JSS0 WILL NOT FUNCTION

Microwave gives 3 short beeps when the buttons are pressed but will not come on and cook

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    michael20615 Apr 20, 2013

    It also Comes on and beeps and show 00 on the screen when no one is touching anything. you can turn the breaker off and it will work sometimes

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SOURCE: Kitchenaid microwave oven KBMC140HSO

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.

Posted on May 07, 2008

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SOURCE: I have a Kitchenaid Microwave

F2 on a Kitchenaid microwave means you have a shorted keypad.

You have a failed keypad.

If you (or someone you know) might want to replace it yourself, I have uploaded a handy guide with pictures showing you what's typically involved.

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

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.

If you would like to have us do this for you, we do that for $39.95 plus part costs.

Please feel free to contact me directly if you need more help.

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Posted on Aug 18, 2008

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SOURCE: KitchenAid Superba Microwave/Oven, Microway Door message

This is usually caused by either a bad door switch, a loose door switch mount (which are pretty simple problems to fix) or occasionally a problem on the control panel.

Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside. Its continuity must be checked.

Door switch or mount trouble can be caused by slamming the door or by opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.

There are plastic mounts inside the microwave which hold the door switches and onto which the door latches lock when you close the door.

The screws on these mounts may be loose. If they get too loose, the switches will not be activated properly.

Sometimes it's a broken tab on the switch holder, allowing the switch to rotate just out of position. This tab can be hard to see, since it is under the bottom edge of the switch.

One test that sometimes helps is to gently lift up (and/or push down) on the door or handle as you try to start it. If it works or tries to work, then it's a door switch mount or door alignment issue.

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa:.

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

There may also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.

If you only need a switch, you can order one from us for $5 postpaid.

If you think the problem is on the control panel, we repair these nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in most cases.

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Posted on Sep 27, 2008

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SOURCE: Microwave beeping and F2 error code

hi,
The F2 code is a keyboard failure. Since it's intermittent I would check for a loose wire/connection. open the control panel and reset the ribbon cable on the circuit board....


thank you,
vijay (vote for me)

Posted on Sep 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Kitchenaide KHMS155LSS Microwave F2 apears on

"F2" means your membrane keypad is shorting.

If and when an oven is coming on or doing anything by itself, this is very dangerous and can result in a fire.


So until it is repaired, please leave it unplugged or leave the door open when it's not in use, and of course, never leave an oven cooking unattended.

You can order the control panel frame assembly with a keypad already installed here .

You can also find handy exploded views there. Just do a search by full your model number (KHMS155LSS1, KHMS155LSS2, KHMS155LSS3, KHMS155LSS4, etc.).

You first unplug the oven and remove your control panel assembly as per the video at our site.

Then disconnect the keypad strip as per the picture below.

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Then you take out the screws holding your circuit board to the old frame and put it in your new frame

Be careful, since the display is glass.

Reassembly is the reverse of disassembly.

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Posted on Nov 25, 2009

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