Question about KitchenAid Microwave Ovens
PANEL DISPLAYS THE WORD "DOOR" AND WONT START
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
is usually caused by either a bad door switch or a loose door switch
mount, which are pretty simple problems to fix.
Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside.
Door switch or mount trouble is usually 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.
If the switch mount is broken, it's usually more economical and safer to add a dab or two of hot glue to the mount to secure the switch. Let it cool for about 30 minutes before using.
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.
You can 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.
At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.
If you only need a switch, you can order a universal type here for $5 postpaid.
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Posted on Sep 20, 2009
SOURCE: How do i replace the door handle
with most microwave ovens, for safety reasons... they are permanently sealed to prevent microwave leakage burns... i hope this helped you out..
Posted on Nov 17, 2009
I'd suggest checking the fuse first. To do this you will have to check for a fuse holder on the display area, it would be a circular button piece you can unscrew using a flat screwdriver. If there is none to be found or it is fine, then the thermal cut-out may have gone, which I wouldn't think possible as it is usually triggered by massive heat. To check this, you will have to remove the whole oven, an open it up from the back. Once inside trace the wires to a small boxish piece connected in between 2 wire providing power to the main board. Test if it has continuity with a multimeter. If it does not have continuity, then replace this cut-out with a spare acquired by your nearest appliance spare center.
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Posted on May 01, 2011
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