Question about Microwave Ovens
I am not a handyman type, but I would like to ask for instructions on how to replace the control panel on my smh8165 panel. It was flickering for a while, then just stopped working. I plan to order a control panel, but am affraid, and not sure of how to replace it, and don't want to waste the $$$.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Have an old Kenmore 1000
Sound liek a problem with your hi-voltage system has gone bad. The noise you are hearing is the
hi-voltage transformer. This has taken the magnetron which does the
If I dont mistake, the magnetron has a five year warranty on it, the rest of these parts only have a year on them. If your microwave looks and sounds normal but isn't producing any heat, you should check the internal door switches, the high voltage circuitry and the circuit board for problems. You will need a certified technician to help you make these repairs.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Jul 26, 2011
You will need to change the keypad along with the control board, because they are essentially of one piece. But the part will equal, if not more than a new microwave oven.
Posted on Apr 09, 2012
Unplug microwave. Remove (2) flat head machine screws on the top of the microwave holding in the top front trim. My trim slid left and gently pulling was removed. The control panel has (1) screw holding it in. Remove screw, slide up and gently pulling detach from microwave. There are (5) electrical disconnects which need to be disconnected. Do not force they should come easily. Lay control panel on and old towel. Squirt both the male and female connections(in microwave control panel opening) with electrical cleaner. Carefully clean up excess. Connect the (5) quick disconnects and carfully fit back in the control panel opening. Attach screw. Place top trim in and slide right to lock. Once it is in secure the top two screws. Clean area and plug back in. Hopefully your up and running. These pieces break real easy so don't force anything.
Posted on May 26, 2012
Hello lisajwalls - Usually this type of information is not release to someone who is not a technician (or to a consumer) and it is very rare to find enough information to do it yourself. Since this is a complex unit, typically this is something that you want a certified professional to install for you to prevent any exposure to radiation, safety and liability reasons. They also usually warranty their labor just in case something else may turn out to be the root cause of your initial problem and it does work out better to your advantage. Consider contacting your manufacturer for more details on who in your area can properly install this part. (part usually have a 30 day warranty with tech). I would suggest contacting your manufacturer to provide you a listing of authorized technicians in your area whom may guide you through this process
Posted on Nov 23, 2012
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