• ** 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

Kitchen Aid Oven/microwave combo microwave is dead

jasonrichards

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Location
Carlsbad
Model Number
KEMS308SSS05
Brand
KitchenAid
Age
Less than 1 year
I have a Kitchen Aid Wall Oven Microwave Combo Model KEMS308SSS05 that is around 2 years old.

Oven works fine

Microwave oven just died with the following symptoms.

-Display works fine and illustrates as if working normally.
-Microwave itself is dormant and silent, no fan, no stirrer/magnatron sound, no light, no turntable.

Two items to note

-we returned home from a week long trip and the oven had error message on both displays. I hit cancel which reset the error message. The problem is likely associated with this as this is the starting point of the dead microwave
-for many months before and after a self cleaning cycle in the oven, the microwave would have a loud fan noise when operated which research sounded like a bad stirrer.

I love fixing appliances and have no problem digging into this one but before I pull it from the wall I was hoping to get some feedback of likely issues or things to test.

Many thanks....

Jason
 

jeff1

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Hi,

I have only seen a couple of these....and all where a bear to get at many of the parts.

-Display works fine and illustrates as if working normally.
-Microwave itself is dormant and silent, no fan, no stirrer/magnatron sound, no light, no turntable.
Door switches, door switch keys should be checked.
Fuses, thermostats would be next on the hit list.
See tech sheet attached.

jeff.
 

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jeff1

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I no longer have access....lets see if bigbuck has one.
I just messaged BB.

jeff.
 

jeff1

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Thankx BB....and even on Turkey Day ;)

jeff.
 
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