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The "auto Sensor" on my kitchenaid KCMS185JSS microwave does not work, but everything else does.

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That's probably a failed humidity sensor, and repairing that is a pretty easy do it yourself job.

If you or someone you know wants to look into this, we have critical safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

You can also find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

NOTE: 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.

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

William E. Miller, AS-EET
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Posted on May 30, 2008

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