Model #KBMC140HSS0 KITCHENAID Built-In Microwave Oven

  • Oven
    3 Results
  • Control Panel
    3 Results
  • Microwave Compartment
    3 Results
  • Cabinet And Stirrer
    3 Results
  • Top Venting
    3 Results
  • Microwave Door
    3 Results
Find part by diagram >

Question and Answers

Q:

On a Model KBMC140HSS0 Kitchenaid Microwave, how do I repair the M/W when it is giving a display that the door is open when it is actually closed.

A:

I am sorry you are experiencing difficulties with your Microwave. Microwaves contain high voltage internal components that can retain a lethal electrical charge even when the microwave is completely unplugged. Door repairs and adjustments, even minor ones, can cause microwave leakage and a microwave shielding leakage test must be performed using a survey meter after any microwave service. I strongly suggest that you have this repair handled only by a qualified service technician. I have provided a link To Sears Home Services if you decide to schedule service. If you think it may be cost effective to just replace the unit, I have also provided a link to the Microwave section of Sears.com to price out what a replacement would cost.

Read More
Yadira B -
November 21, 2012
A:

Yadira B. is correct about the dangers of servicing microwaves. That type of failure is probably caused by a bad interlock switch or a wiring failure but a technician should diagnose and repair that type of failure. As noted above, microwaves contain high-voltage components that can retain a lethal electrical charge of up to 2200 VAC -- even when the microwave is unplugged. Repairs and adjustments, even minor ones such as replacing switches, can cause microwave leakage. A microwave shielding leakage test should be performed after any microwave service. It is for these safety reasons that we are unable to guide you in microwave repairs and instead recommend scheduling service with a qualified service technician. You can schedule service online with Sears Home Services or by calling 1-800-4-MY-HOME. We thank you for your understanding in this matter and hope we can help you with other questions and repairs in the future.

Read More
Lyle W -
Sears Technician
November 23, 2012
See more answers

Top Parts