• ** REMEMBER! **The microwave can still shock you even unplugged!!

    ALWAYS discharge the high-voltage capacitor first if you even think your hands will come close to any HIGH VOLTAGE components.

    Jeff mentions this: Anything in the high voltage ( magnetron, capacitor, diode, wires to and from ):
    ...Use a metal ( not the shiny chrome type ) screw driver with a insulated handle to short across ( touch both at the same time ) the terminals of the high voltage capacitor to discharge it.

    From Jeff's site: http://www.applianceaid.com/component-testing.php

    Jake
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Handle replacement

PottyFixa

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Model Number
ACO1860AS
Brand
Amana
Does anyone know how to replace the handle on our Amana Radar Range? I bought the new ridiculously expensive handle as the machine still works fine - amazingly, as it is the only functional Amana left out of all new Amana appliances we bought 7 years ago. All junk. Never again. Thanks for any help/advice
Potty Fixa
 

jeff1

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PottyFixa

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The interior black plastic trim piece indeed came off easily with a putty knife and two of the 4 screws for the handle are exposed. The last two are UNDER another piece of odd looking surround that seems to hold the door assembly together. Anyone ever get that off? No obvious screws.

Many thanks for any intel on this.
 

jeff1

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Unless it has changed (complete model# not posted ) I found...

Door Disassembly​
1. Disconnect power to oven and remove oven door,
(see "Door Removal" procedure).
2. Pry away choke cover, by placing a tool in the upper
right corner of the door and gently prying outward on
the choke cover. Continue to work around the door​
casing until choke cover is completely loose.
3. Slide latch assembly upward and to the left to
release plastic tabs from door frame. Once latch
assembly is loose the spring may be disconnected
from the door frame.
4. Remove screws securing door handle and door
frame to door panel.
5. Remove door frame by releasing tabs around entire​
door panel.
6. Remove door handle by placing a hand on door panel
next to the top of the door handle. Twist door panel
towards the inside of door and pulling on the top
portion of the door handle in a quick jerking motion.​
NOTE:​
When replacing door handle, the bottom portion
of the door handle must be inserted first.
7. Slide door glass to the right slightly, then push the
door glass upward to release the glass from the
track.

8. Reassemble in reverse order.

jeff.
 

PottyFixa

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Got it and it worked like a charm. Just for anyone else trying this - the lower tabs move to the left (sideways) to release. Not vertically. This is a bugger because it is different from what you expect and not like the rest.

Thanks Jeff!
 

PottyFixa

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I also found the cause of the problem - the tea kettle steam was blasting directly on the handle which caused the plastic cover to come unglued. Solution - turn the kettle so the spout faces the room.
 
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