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Jim, Take the screws out that hold the cover on your unit and then take the cover off. Find where your cord goes into the machine and follow the black wire from the cord, it normally should go to a small circuit board and your fuse is usually mounted on that circuit board. It will be a 15 amp fuse and you usually can get one of those at most appliance parts stores. If there is not a circuit board the black wire may go directly to an in-line fuse holder. Hope this helps.

Hotpoint RVM1635... • Answered on Aug 11, 2014

You have a few options, First off, I am assuming that the stud you refer to is an outside wall. Assuming that is true, then you have a few options.... one of them is to cut thru the stud and run the vent out. Even if that stud is on a bearing wall ( meaning it is carrying a roof load above it) ... It is unlikely to pose a problem if that one stud has been compromised with it cut out, If that concerns you.. and you are handy, you can open that area of wall up from the inside and box the area that the vent will be located in with short pieces of 2x4 to the studs on either side of it... Another option is to vent the hood up thru the cabinet above and direct that out slightly offset to the stud in the wall..
One thing I have done is to cut the stud out and then to place a piece of 1/2" plywood in the area that the micro/hood will be located and attach that piece with drywall screws to the studs in the wall.. That piece of plywood will help support the stud you cut when you screw it to the adjacent studs and also act as a place to secure the hood mounting bracket on the wall. Granted, it shifts the hood out from the wall 1/2 " but then you have plenty of surface to secure the plate and don't have to worry about hitting a stud or using wall anchors.. I hope you understand my comments..If not...please respond to this and I will provide additional information to clarify this... Hope this helps !

Hotpoint RVM1635... • Answered on Jan 11, 2014

sounds like the control board, but most times the magnetron fails and if a fuse failed then it needs a capacitor too

Hotpoint RVM1635... • Answered on Nov 28, 2013

If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical safety information and disassembly information at our site, linked here on Fixya: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

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

In this case, they have the RVM1625, and it may be close enough.

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Hotpoint RVM1635... • Answered on Jul 20, 2013

Most likely the gear is stripped. Pull up the turntable and then run it. Watch the wheel and see if it is spinning without the turntable.

Hotpoint RVM1635... • Answered on Jan 25, 2013

The magnetron is the other issue, high voltage diode will sometimes crack causing a high level short, the capacitor developes a dead short across the 2 points, the power transformer almost never fails, "very rare"

Hotpoint RVM1635... • Answered on Apr 09, 2012

You can use paint removers which are available with any paint shop, Normally THINNER or even turpentine will be good , try also with kerosene which is mild and will not remove too much of the inner coat.

Hotpoint RVM1635... • Answered on Nov 07, 2011

The problem is that the magnatron is not getting power. Chance is that if could be a bolwn fuse inside the unit. If the fuse don't fix it then that leaves the charging diode, capacitor or the magnatron, or high voltage xformer of which without technical epertize I would not recomend attempting to replace. good luck

Hotpoint RVM1635... • Answered on Sep 14, 2011

I have 2 possible solutions for you.
1) press and hold the 0 button for 3 seconds. This may only turn the clock display on or off, but may also mute or unmute the beeps.
2) unplug the unit for 30 seconds to a minute. Plug it back in and it should be reset.

Hotpoint RVM1635... • Answered on Mar 08, 2011

Dead appliance, power on wall outlet.


Attempt this only if you are competent.

If your appliance has absolutely no functions at all, remove it from the mains supply, remove the case and see where the mains lead goes in to the appliance and follow the cable until you find the main fuse.
The usual cause of this fuse failure is the door switches are contaminated or sticking. Check the door switches before putting power back on to the appliance.
Hope this helps.

Hotpoint RVM1635... • Answered on Feb 27, 2011

The problem may be a defective door switch, or the door is out of alignment, or you have a short in the keypad control. This should be looked at right away because it is exposing you to radiation hazard. I highly recommend appliance technician check the unit asap.

Hotpoint RVM1635... • Answered on Feb 01, 2011

Hello & Welcome to FixYa

F3 error in your unit means shorted key panel (touch pad assembly) and is displayed when a shorted key panel is detected continuously over 60 seconds. Try to blow some air on the touch pad assembly, if this won't work then replacing the keypad is recommended repair. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.


Hotpoint RVM1635... • Answered on Jan 02, 2011


PF means power failure, to resolve this issue take a hair dryer and with the unit unplugged and the control apart blow air on the electronic part of the control. If the issue returns then the control board should be replaced. Hope this helps...


Hotpoint RVM1635... • Answered on Dec 28, 2010

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Hotpoint RVM1635... • Answered on Sep 30, 2010


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Hotpoint RVM1635... • Answered on Aug 29, 2010

there are fuses inside the microwave but there not the kind you would have in the house,,unless you can buy them it cant be fixed by you,

Hotpoint RVM1635... • Answered on Jul 03, 2010

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