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Fuse location on a KitchenAid Microwave

Where do I find the fuse on my KitchenAid KCMS145JSS Microwave?

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  • rickvalicent Feb 14, 2009

    the start and stop button along with the timer/clock are not working, however, the light is still on. is there a reset button and if so where?

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My kitchenaid microwave oven does not heat anymore
everything else works but it will not warm anything up

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To check the internal fuse. Unplug the oven, unscrew and take off the cover, the fuse should be easily found in the back by the power cord. It looks like a regular fuse but is white instead of clear glass because microwave fuses are special. You'll have to measure it for continuity with a meter as a result and be sure to replace it with the same kind. (try finding them at radio shack) Hopefully there isn't something more serious also.
Hope ya fix it!

Posted on Jan 30, 2008

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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 don't find yours, or if you want to look at it without disassembling the oven, you can download it here (just enter your model number).

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If so, the installation instructions are very handy, and it's best to have two people since the microwave can be heavy and awkward.

You can download Kitchenaid owner's manuals and installation instructions here.

Feel free to contact me directly (and please remind me of your full model number from the tag on the unit) for more information & help.

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