Question about KitchenAid KHMS155LSS 1000 Watts Microwave Oven
Several times before my microwave quit working, the fan would turn on when I opened the door. Now, when I try to cook something, I punch in the time and push start...it makes a click and nothing happens but the time starts counting down. The light goes on inside and it looks like it is working but there is no sound that anything could possibly be heating up in there. Any suggestions?
Sounds like the magnetron has failed. This is the component that produces the microwaves that heats the food.
The cost of the magnetron is about 95% of the cost of a microwave oven. Most people don't, for this reason, replace the magnetron, they replace the whole oven which is probably what you will end up doing.
There is a possibility that the circuit that provides power to the magnetron is faulty and you need to take it apart, find the proper electrical leads and test them with a volt meter. To do this you have to remove it from its mounting and take it apart. It is a fairly lengthy process however.
Posted on Apr 26, 2009
A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Mar 09, 2017 | Whirlpool GT4185SK Microwave Oven
Dec 24, 2010 | Panasonic NN-S753 Microwave Oven
Aug 18, 2010 | GE Advantium SCA2000B Microwave Oven
Dec 31, 2009 | Panasonic NN-S533 1300 Watts Microwave...
Aug 16, 2009 | Panasonic NN-S753 Microwave Oven
Mar 31, 2009 | Oster 0.7 Cu. Ft. Compact Microwave
Quite often this is due to a bad door switch. Opening the door while cooking (without first hitting the STOP pad) is the primary cause of door switch failure.
If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info (as well as a text file which helps in diagnosing and repairing door switch problems) at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk
We also have the complete service manual for this model at our site.
Oct 13, 2007 | Sharp R-1610 Microwave Oven
Mar 11, 2007 | KitchenAid KCMC155J Convection/Microwave...
Oct 03, 2006 | Danby DMW105 Microwave Oven
178 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: