Question about KitchenAid KCMS145J Microwave Oven

Open Question

KCMS145JBL-1 has stopped working no power - KitchenAid KCMS145J Microwave Oven

Posted by Anonymous on

Ad

2 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
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.
New users get to try the service completely Free afterwhich it costs $6 per call 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.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
MicrowaveSvc
  • 9047 Answers

SOURCE: KCMS145JBL-1 stopped heating.

It's likely the magnetron overheated, and when its thermostat tripped, all power was interrupted for safety until it cooled back down.

You likely have a failed magnetron, which is sometimes due to a failed internal cooling fan or clogged filter.

Your owner's manual will help you on locating and checking the filters. Grease filters can be cleaned, but charcoal filters cannot, they must be replaced.

When I say internal cooling fan, I do not mean the hood vent exhaust fan which you can turn on and off manually.

I'm instead talking about the internal fan which comes on automatically whenever you microwave.

It is vital that the cooling fan runs, or the turntable and stirrer won't work, and magnetron will soon be destroyed.

Sometimes the cooling fan will not run after the cooktop lamps have failed. A surge from the filaments shorting can cause damage to the control circuit board, resulting in odd operation from lights, fan, or turntable.

We regularly repair these control units for customers nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in about a week or so with a one-year guarantee.

We have a sound clip here of what a microwave should sound like when the cooling fan and high voltage section are working.

A loud buzz, hum, or groan is usually a shorted high voltage rectifier diode, but a sound like gurgling into an empty coffee mug is one symptom of a failed magnetron, and yet the mag can be bad without that sound.

Here are some links you or someone you know can use (in order given) for test help, but read the safety warnings first:

http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/diode.html
(if it is NOT shorted or burned looking, it's probably fine)


http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/mag_test.html
(continuity can be good even though mag is bad!)


You can find links to helpful exploded view diagrams and part ordering help here.

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

Posted on Nov 29, 2009

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why panasonic microwave oven stops working


when it does that is power supply. they do that. change power supply and see what happens

Apr 29, 2014 | Panasonic Nn-sd681s 1 2cuft 1200 Watt...

1 Answer

I have a Sharp R-305KS stainless microwave. It is about 1 year old and until recently, I haven't had any problems with it. About two weeks ago the cancel button on the front panel started to work...


Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.

This microwave has a 1 year warranty. You are going to need a new keypad to correct your symptom. Let Sharp pay for it.
http://www.sharpusa.com/~/media/15710197EE3140AD888B896ACDC912DD.ashx
(Choose "open" ) Then go to page 2 for contact information. Page 3 sates Parts and Labor 1 year.

Thanks for choosing FixYa,
Kelly

Apr 07, 2011 | Sharp R305KS Microwave Oven

1 Answer

I have microwave oven, PEB2060SM1SS, from GE. it happens twice where no power on display control pannel and oven stop work. The first time, still under warranty, so the guy fix the problem. Then, one year...


go to youtube type in your query and you should see a page go through video's and make note of who posted the video ,so you can keep referring to it . Hope this helps you .

Nov 30, 2010 | General Electric Microwave Oven

1 Answer

RCA Model RMW700 micorwave 1 yr old stopped working. No power, yet the outlet is live. No power to the display, no light inside, just dead. Stopped working when heating cold cup of coffee.


There is a fuse inside the cover of the microwave. You will need to remove the outer shell and follow the power cord you will see an inline fuse. This fuse can be purchased at any appliance parts house.

Hope this helped

Dave

Jan 19, 2010 | RCA Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

KCMS145JBL-1 stopped heating. It overheated, shut down, then eventually lights and sensors came back on. Still doesn't heat.


It's likely the magnetron overheated, and when its thermostat tripped, all power was interrupted for safety until it cooled back down.

You likely have a failed magnetron, which is sometimes due to a failed internal cooling fan or clogged filter.

Your owner's manual will help you on locating and checking the filters. Grease filters can be cleaned, but charcoal filters cannot, they must be replaced.

When I say internal cooling fan, I do not mean the hood vent exhaust fan which you can turn on and off manually.

I'm instead talking about the internal fan which comes on automatically whenever you microwave.

It is vital that the cooling fan runs, or the turntable and stirrer won't work, and magnetron will soon be destroyed.

Sometimes the cooling fan will not run after the cooktop lamps have failed. A surge from the filaments shorting can cause damage to the control circuit board, resulting in odd operation from lights, fan, or turntable.

We regularly repair these control units for customers nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in about a week or so with a one-year guarantee.

We have a sound clip here of what a microwave should sound like when the cooling fan and high voltage section are working.

A loud buzz, hum, or groan is usually a shorted high voltage rectifier diode, but a sound like gurgling into an empty coffee mug is one symptom of a failed magnetron, and yet the mag can be bad without that sound.

Here are some links you or someone you know can use (in order given) for test help, but read the safety warnings first:

http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/diode.html
(if it is NOT shorted or burned looking, it's probably fine)


http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/mag_test.html
(continuity can be good even though mag is bad!)


You can find links to helpful exploded view diagrams and part ordering help here.

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

Nov 28, 2009 | KitchenAid KCMS145J Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Whirlpool gold series model gh7155xhs-1 buttons not functioning


Remove power to unit, wait 3 min. Plug unit back again try using touch control, If it still not working replace controller assembly, touch pad and board.

Sep 17, 2009 | Whirlpool GH7155XHS Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Hotpoint 1 and one-half yrs old stopped working


Ck and make sure the circuit breaker on the power panel on the house hasn't tripped.. If your microwave is within 6' of the kitchen sink, ck for a tripped GFCI controlling the power the microwave is plugged into. Good Luck, Ned

Sep 15, 2009 | Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

Emerson Microwave stopped working


Have 1 of 2 choices, the main fuse or the control board for the front switches and clock. primary of the small power transformer has opened. Unplug the unit and take case off and measure the fuse with an ohm meter. if u read 1 ohm or less then fuse is good. then measure across the main power plug tips. If read open then the power transformer is bad. Need to replace the board as not sure if transformer is available.

Jul 26, 2009 | Emerson MW8102SS 1100 Watts Microwave Oven

1 Answer

GEJE2160 Stop Working


It probably blew the main power fuse in side the oven. This may have happen because of a failure in the microwave or a line voltage surge or what ever. Repalce the fuse and see if it work. be sure to unplug it before doing this, If this does not fix it then you have a failure in the oven some were.
good luck

May 16, 2008 | GE JVM1850 1000 Watts Microwave Oven

2 Answers

Clock will run down to 1 second of the minute and microwave will stop


The surge probably didn't cause this. This common error indicates a problem in the convection damper circuit. It may be a defective damper switch, damper motor, or a jammed damper door. I have attached a drawing of a typical damper system. If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk You can order parts for Sharp models from Tritronics at http://www.wehaveparts.com.

Sep 21, 2007 | Dacor PCOR30 Convection/Microwave Oven

Not finding what you are looking for?
KitchenAid KCMS145J Microwave Oven Logo

Related Topics:

27 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top KitchenAid Microwave Ovens Experts

William Miller
William Miller

Level 3 Expert

9047 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Stu Ungar

Level 2 Expert

52 Answers

Are you a KitchenAid Microwave Oven Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...