Kitchenaid microwave troubleshooting

KitchenAid KCMS145J microwave oven troubleshooting

ProblemCause
The microwave oven will not run.• The door is not firmly closed and latched.
• You did not touch START.
• You did not follow directions exactly.
• An operation that was programmed earlier is still running.
• You have not set the time after touching COOK TIME.
Microwave cooking times seem too long.• The electric supply to your home or wall outlets is low or lower than normal. Your electric company can tell you if the line voltage is low. Your electrician or service technician can tell you if the outlet voltage is low.
• The cook power is not at the recommended setting.
• Larger amounts of food need longer cooking times.
The turntable will not turn.• The turntable is not correctly in place. Make sure the turntable is correct-side up and is sitting securely on center shaft.
• The TURNTABLE ON/OFF pad (Model KCMS185J only) has been touched and shows T/TABLE OFF on display. Touch the pad again to turn the turntable to ON position.
• The support is not operating correctly. Remove turntable, check that the turntable support is properly in place, and restart oven. If turntable support does not move, call a designated service technician for repair. Cooking without the turntable can give you poor results.
The display shows a time counting down but the oven is not cooking.• The oven door is not closed completely.
• You have set the controls as a kitchen timer. Touch CANCEL/OFF to cancel the Minute Timer.
You do not hear the Programming Tone.• The command is not correct.
The fan seems to be running slower than usual.• The oven has been stored in a cold area. The fan will run slower until the oven warms up to normal room temperature.
The display is showing “ :n.• There has been a power interruption. Reset the clock.

KitchenAid KHMS1850SBL microwave oven troubleshooting

ProblemSolution
Microwave oven will not operateCheck the following:
■ Household fuse or circuit breaker
If a household fuse has blown or a circuit breaker has tripped, replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician.
■ Magnetron
Try to heat 1 cup (250 ml.) of cold water for 2 minutes at 100% cooking power. If water does not heat, try the steps below. If microwave oven still does not operate, call for service.
■ Door
Firmly close door. On some models, if a packaging spacer is attached to inside of the door, remove it, then firmly close door.
If a message about the door appears in the display, the door has been closed for 5 minutes or more without the microwave oven being started. This happens to avoid unintended starting of the microwave oven. Open and close the door, then start the cycle.
■ Control
Make sure control is set property. Make sure Control Lock is off. Make sure Demo Mode (on some models) is off.
Arcing in the microwave ovenCheck the following:
■ Soil buildup Soil buildup on cavity walls, microwave inlet cover, cooking rack supports, and area where the door touches the frame can cause arcing. See "General Cleaning" in "Microwave Oven Care" section.
Turntable alternates rotation directionsThis is normal and depends on motor rotation at the beginning of the cycle.
Display shows messagesA or “PF" means there has been a power failure. Reset the clock.
■ A letter followed by a number is an error indicator. Call for assistance.
Radio, TV or cordless phone interferenceCheck the following:
■ Proximity
Move the receiver away from the microwave oven, or adjust the radio or TV antenna.
■ Soil
Make sure the microwave oven door and sealing surfaces are clean.
■ Frequency
Some 2.4 GHz-based cordless phones and home wireless networks may experience static or noise while microwave oven is on. Use a corded phone, a different frequency cordless phone or avoid using these items during microwave oven operation.
Fan running during cooktop usageThis is normal. The microwave oven’s cooling fan (on some models), which is separate from the vent fan, automatically comes on during microwave oven operation to cool the microwave oven. It may also automatically come on and cycle on and off to cool the microwave oven’s controls while the cooktop below is being used.

KitchenAid KMBS104 microwave oven troubleshooting

If you experienceRecommended Solutions
Nothing will operateHousehold fuse or circuit breaker: If a household fuse has blown or a circuit breaker has tripped, replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician.
Microwave wiring: See Installation Instructions provided with your microwave oven.
Microwave oven will not operateMagnetron: Try to heat 1 cup (250 mL) of cold water for 2 minutes at 100% cooking power. If water does not heat, try the steps in the bullets below. If microwave oven still does not operate, call for service. See “Assistance or Service” section.
Door: Firmly close door. On some models, if a packaging spacer is attached to the inside of the door, remove it, then firmly close door. If a message about the door appears in the display, the door has been closed for 5 minutes or more without the microwave oven being started. This occurs to avoid unintended starting of the microwave oven. Open and close the door, then start the cycle.
Control: Make sure control is set properly. Make sure Control Lock is OFF. Make sure Demo mode (on some models) is OFF.
Microwave oven makes humming noiseThis is normal and occurs when the power supply in the magnetron cycles on.
Microwave oven door looks wavyThis is normal and will not affect performance.
Turntable will not operateTurntable: Make sure turntable is correct-side up and is sitting securely on the turntable support. See the “Turntable” section.
Turntable support: Remove turntable. Remove and clean turntable hub, support, and rollers. Replace hub, support, and turntable. Place 1 cup (250 mL) of water on the turntable, then restart microwave oven. If it still is not working, call for service. See the “Assistance or Service” section. Do not operate the microwave oven without turntable and turntable support working properly.
Turntable alternates rotation directionsThis is normal and depends on motor rotation at the beginning of the cycle.
Display shows messagesDisplay is showing an “Oven Status” with a letter/number code and instruction to inform KitchenAid: The microwave oven has detected an internal problem. It has run a self-checking program and displayed the error. Call for service. See the “Warranty” section for contact information.
Display shows time countdown, but the microwave oven is not operatingTimer: See the “Timer” section.
Demo mode (one some models): See “Demo mode” section.
Fan running slower than usualThe microwave oven has been stored in a cold area: The fan will run slower until the microwave oven warms up to normal room temperature.
Cooking times seem too longCooking power: See the “Microwave Cooking Power” section.
Amount of food: Larger amounts of food need longer cooking times.
Voltage: Have a qualified electrician check the electrical system in the home.