How difficult is it to replace this stirrer motor? Are instructions included?
ANSWER Hello Remd. No, the instructions are not included with the part. You will need to remove the outer cover off the microwave and work from the inside and outside replacing the kit 8184581. On a scale of 1-5, with 1 being easy and 5 extreme, this repair is about 3.5. To do this you will need to: Unplug the microwave oven or disconnect
the power. Remove the cabinet outer cover. Remove the two front and two rear top
cover screws. Remove the humidity sensor ground wire
screw from the rear panel. Slide the top cover to the left and unhook
the four front locking tabs in the cover with
the slots in the chassis. Lift the left end of the top cover and prop it
up so you can access the stirrer motor. Remove the screws from the motor and
disconnect the wire connectors from the
motor terminals. Open the microwave oven door. Use a putty knife and pry the stirrer motor
cover with the plastic rivets off the top of the oven cavity. Carefully pull the mica cover off the stirrer
motor opening and remove the stirrer fan.
NOTE: The cover is held in place with
Selastic adhesive. Use a piece of sandpaper and clean the
adhesive and other debris from around
the stirrer motor opening. Install the new stirrer motor to the unit with
the two screws you removed earlier, and
connect the wires to the terminals. Apply a 1/8? bead of Selastic around the
unpainted area of the stirrer motor opening.
Make sure that the bead goes completely
around the opening with no breaks,
so that a complete seal is made between
the cover and the top of the oven cavity. Install the stirrer fan onto the stirrer motor
shaft as far as it will go. Place the mica cover over the stirrer motor
opening and align the four holes with those
in the oven cavity. Press the cover firmly
onto the adhesive, and install the four
rivets in the holes. Hope this helps.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Thursday, February 09, 2012