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Kitchenaid KBMC147HSS0 Bulb replacement

I either need 1) the service manual, or 2) instructions on how to gain access to the halogen bulb to replace it.

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  • FixRGood Mar 30, 2008

    I know the outer sheet metal needs to be removed to get to the bulb, but I'm interested in a more detailed view of the microwave. I would really like the service manual.

  • FixRGood Apr 07, 2008

    Hi,

    I was able to get this resolved with help from IB4G2008, but thanks for your advice!

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The PDF file IB4G gave you
http://shared.whirlpoolcorp.com/assets/pdfs/literature/Repair%20Part%20List%20-%208186038.pdf

Is probably the best 'service' manual out there without buying one from the company if they sell them.

I suggest you go with that one

heres the link again
http://shared.whirlpoolcorp.com/assets/pdfs/literature/Repair%20Part%20List%20-%208186038.pdf

It might be a little harder not to have step by step instructions but you wont need to take the whole thing part.

Shouldnt be too hard, in the end these devices are quite simple.

If you need more asistance, let me know. Good luck.

Posted on Apr 02, 2008

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Is it ok if i tell you how to get acess to bulb??
i wont have a service manual

Posted on Apr 02, 2008

  • dewan nafees ahmed Apr 02, 2008

    Getting inside a microwave oven

    You will void the warranty - at least in principle. There are usually no
    warranty seals on a microwave so unless you cause visible damage or mangle the
    screws or plastic, it is unlikely that this would be detected. You need to
    decide. A microwave still under warranty should probably be returned for
    warranty service for any covered problems except those with the most obvious
    and easy solutions.

    Unplug the unit! Usually, the sheet metal cover over the top and sides
    is easily removed after unscrewing 8-16 philips head or hex head sheet
    metal screws. Most of these are on the back but a few may screw into the
    sides. They are not usually all the same! At least one of these includes
    a lockwasher to securely ground the cover to the case.


    Note that on some ovens (I've heard that some Sharp models do this), there
    may also be one screw that is slightly longer than the others to engage a
    safety case interlock switch and prevent the oven from getting power if it
    is not present or one of the shorter screws is used in its place.
    So, with the cover removed, nothing is powered inside (which is a good
    thing for safety!). But when the cover is
    replaced with the screws in random locations, there's a high probability
    that the oven no longer works at all. Kind of like Russian Roulette.
    And, if it's then taken to a service center, they will know someone has
    been inside. If less than entirely honest, they can make any sort of
    claim they want as to what might have been damaged even if all you did
    was remove and replace the cover without touching anything inside.
    "The repair will be $195 because you blew out the touch panel by removing the
    cover."


    Therefore, it is essential to make note of any differences
    in screw types so they can be put back in the same place. The cover will
    then lift up and off. Note how fingers on the cover interlock with
    the main cabinet - these are critical to ensure prevention of microwave
    leakage after reassembly.


    Please see typical microwave oven electronics bay
    for parts identification. Not all ovens are this wide open. If yours is a
    compact unit, everything may be really squeezed together. :) Details will
    vary depending on manufacturer and model but most of the major components will
    look fairly similar to those depicted in the photo. Note that for this model,
    the oven lamp is actually inside the electronics bay right next to the high
    voltage on the magnetron filament - light bulb changing here is really best
    left to a professional if you would otherwise not go inside!


    Discharge the high voltage capacitor as described in the section:
    safe discharging of the high voltage capacitor
    before even thinking about touching anything.


    A schematic showing all of the power generation components is usually
    glued to the inside of the cover. How much of the controller is included
    varies but is usually minimal.


    Fortunately, all the parts in a microwave can be easily replaced and most of
    the parts for the microwave generator are readily available from places
    like MCM Electronics, Dalbani, and Premium Parts.


    Reassemble in reverse order. Take particular care to avoid pinching any
    wires when reinstalling the cover. Fortunately, the inside of a microwave
    is wide open and this is not difficult. Make sure ALL of the metal fingers
    around the front edge engage properly with the front panel lip. This is
    critical to avoid microwave emissions should the waveguide or magnetron
    become physically damaged in any way. Confirm that the screws you removed
    go back in the proper locations, particularly the one that grounds the
    cover to the chassis.

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Hmmm..ok...let's try the service manual, first, shall we?

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