Hi, I have a built-in kitchaid kcms135 (stainless face) that is about 9 years old. I was heating my morning coffee then went to push the button to open the door and heard the sound you hate to hear when you have yet to have your first morning cup....click, clunk. Something inside had snapped off and you could hear it fall. Now my door is locked, the button is non-op, and my coffee is inside waiting for me....Not to mention my whole family will now starve because we can't cook anything except microwave food... :-) Is there anyway to take this baby apart since it's a built-in? And say I do slide it out of the cabinet....How do I get the blasted door off? Does anyone have a schematic and/or an idea of what parts I'll need? I'll happily buy them from you if I can avoid having the maytag man come visit our house! Thanks! Coffee-less in CA
The first step is to be sure it's unplugged from the wall outlet. I have critical safety & disassembly info at my site, but in a nutshell: - If it's an over the range design and has a grille across the top, that will have to be removed. It will have one or more screws and/or clips. Then you remove the now visible screw at the top of the control panel frame, then lift up and forward. Don't pull hard on the wires. If you disconnect them, mark them exactly, and look out for locking connectors - don't force them. You can then see the door "hooks" and get the door open. (If it's a counter-top design that's built in, it will need to come out the wall and have the outer cover removed). You can see my listing here for a link to my critical safety info and disassembly info: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk For exploded views and to order parts (the back pin of the handle button probably broke off) visit: http://tinyurl.com/gv383
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