• ** 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 Glass On KitchenAid Microwave KOCE507ESS11

DieselTom

Premium Member
Joined
Mar 17, 2022
Messages
4
Location
Stone Mountain, GA
Model Number
KOCE507ESS11
Brand
KitchenAid
Age
Less than 1 year
I have a Kitchenaid Microwave/Convection Oven Combo, model KOCE507ESS11. The outer glass in the microwave's door was shattered during shipment. It is taking a very long time to get a replacement. My question is whether it is safe to operate the microwave in this condition. All of the other sections of the door glass assembly are 100% intact.
 

Dan O.

Appliance Tech
Staff member
Joined
Oct 9, 2004
Messages
5,282
Location
Ontario, Canada
It is the perforated metal screen across the window that stops the microwaves. The glass itself has nothing to do with safety. As long as that screen is not damaged and the door is closing properly, it should be able to be used safely... on a microwave setting anyway.

JMO

Dan O.
 
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