• ** 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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Shattered outer door glass KitchenAid Microwave KBMC147HSS0 (2,3,5)

larrywick

Premium Member
Joined
Nov 21, 2010
Messages
30
Location
Novato, ca
Model Number
KBMC147HSS0
Brand
KitchenAid
Age
More than 10 years
Outer door glass shattered, it is the 3rd layer of glass out from the cooking chamber. I am wondering if it could safely be replaced with 1/8" Lexan or Plexiglass, or if I could have a new piece of tempered glass made ( has holes for handle ) and back is coated with a black film that I am guessing served the purpose of holding the shards of glass from falling all over the place when broken. This door panel is no longer available.
This unit is both microwave and convection oven, this function is rarely if ever used.

Anyone done this fix or have a better solution to keep this $2000 oven alive?
 

Dan O.

Appliance Tech
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Oct 9, 2004
Messages
5,282
Location
Ontario, Canada
I am wondering if it could safely be replaced with 1/8" Lexan or Plexiglass, or if I could have a new piece of tem

I don't know what those products' temperature speciations are.


back is coated with a black film that I am guessing served the purpose of holding the shards of glass from falling all over the place when broken.

I think it is more likely just for appearance and that was just a lucky coincidence. Some oven door glasses are covered with a film of metal to help reflect heat back into the oven. It usually has a silver/rainbow effect in the light.

or if I could have a new piece of tempered glass made ( has holes for handle )

We have had inner door glasses cut and tempered. Never with holes though. Check with a glass supplier what they think.

Dan O.
 
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