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    ...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

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KOCE500ESS01 KicthenAid microwave/oven- microwave works only when hold the door tight


Premium Member
Sep 5, 2022
Model Number
6-10 years
When push Start button microwave it will not start!!.. It works when we hold the door tight..
For the microwave to work- Need to hold the door tight always!

I noticed that right side of the microwave door (bottom hinge) is lightly loose and saw one of the pin of the hood hinge is misaligned.
I was told the replacing the Door hinge may help..but the problem is that door hinge for this model is not available anywhere!!!..
part # WPW10510097
It there any alternate part or repair items for this model; / other tips for repair are highly appreciated!!
Thank you in advance
No, I meant what number is it in the parts diagram I posted the link to above in post #2?


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