Kitchenaid Microwave/range hood doesn't heat


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Old 06-10-14, 07:49 AM
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Kitchenaid Microwave/range hood doesn't heat

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I have a Kitchenaid model KHMS175MSS microwave/hood that made a loud buzz the other day and now it no longer heats anything. Does this sound like something a do-it-yourselfer could fix?

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Old 06-10-14, 08:34 AM
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That depends on your abilities. The first problem is probably getting the unit down. They are quite heavy and awkward to handle so simply removing it from the cabinet and getting it on a bench so you can work on it will be no small feat and probably impossible if working by yourself. The next question is how comfortable are you working on electronics and to you have a test meter and soldering iron?
 
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Thanks for the quick reply. I installed the unit and I'm aware of its weight. I do have a soldering iron and a test meter.
 
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Then fixing it is a possibility. I'm not the guy but we have several on the forum that are well versed in fixing microwaves. First I would get the unit down and the case opened up and look for anything obvious like a blown component or burned wiring.
 
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If it is totally dead it could be as simple as a fuse.
 
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Old 06-10-14, 01:13 PM
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Thanks ray2047,
It's not totally dead. All the lights, turntable motor, controls and vent hood all work. It just doesn't heat the food.
 
 

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