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
Even if there is an internal fuse, I doubt if that is the problem since as you posted, there is display albeit "XXXXX" which indicates that power is coming in. Should you still be interested, the fuse would normally be on the top right part inside an aluminum plate (air guide bracket) covered by the grill right above the door.
You can try a hard reset hoping that it is just a software glitch by unplugging from the mains for an hour or so to dissipate whatever electricity is stored inside. assuming ho hardware fault, this should revert the unit back into factory defaults.
If the fuse appears OK and the reset does not prove to be corrective, then it is likely that the electronic circuit board inside has been fried. Since this involves a bit of familiarity with electronic components and circuitry, use of a DVM and possibly soldering, perhaps your best bet would be to seek the services of a qualified professional. Alternately, should you venture a DIY, you could try asking for parts replacement and further instructions from here.
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Posted on Jun 27, 2008
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
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