Question about Amana ACO1840A Microwave Oven
SOURCE: Microwave Not Working
If it went dead almost immediately after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a shorted high-voltage capacitor.
If it went dead a few seconds after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a failing high-voltage transformer.
There should be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.
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.
Here are some links you or someone you know can use (in order given) for test help, but read the safety warnings first:
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Posted on Nov 27, 2008
press Reset, then enter in the time of day (e.g. 0807 for 8:07 am or pm doesn't matter), then press Clock button twice. hope this helps.
Posted on Apr 11, 2009
You should always put a spoon in a cup of liquid that you heat in a microwave oven.
The microwave with a potato wrapped in tin foil is like operating the oven with nothing in it! If the microwave was spotlessly clean then your in trouble.
1 put a cup of cold water in the microwave and set for 5 minutes. if the water boils then your lucky if it cold then go and buy a new microwave and stop your childs allowance for a fortnight.
One might ask the question how old is your child and should they be using such a machine unsupervised!
Posted on Nov 05, 2009
We have had our microwave for 5 years and have had it replace three times--twice by a technician. It fell off again in October and I still haven't had it fixed because to be honest I'm sick of dealing with this. I'm glad that it never fell on one of our children, however, my floor hasn't been so lucky. The floor in front of the stove is all scratched up from the hard fall of the grill cover. I've never heard of such a thing happening. We bought all kitchenaid appliance because we thought we were getting quality items. However we've had problems with everything we bought. We've had to have our icemaker replaced a couple of times. Our dishwasher now is giving us problems on the top rack by not cleaning our glasses well. And of course the microwave grill cover.
Posted on Jan 07, 2011
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