Re: Amana Radarange overstove microwave. I have determined that I need to replace at least one door switch. There is an awful lot of plastic holding those switches in and I can't see how to remove the switches without damaging the plastic that holds them in place ? Please advise. Thank you,
Answer Hi Mark. Remove the top/front upper vent grill. Above the control panel is a metal grill plate that needs to be removed. This gives access to removing the control panel upper screw. Lift up and out on the control panel. You will only have a very little area to pull out on the control because of a green ground screw holding it. Once this screw is removed, then note all connections on the control board for proper re-installation. Set this aside. Open the door. There are 2-screws that hold the switch bracket assy. part # 53001363 to the side of the cabinet. Remove these screws and In stall the switches part # 4392027 as needed. Thank You.
Microwave works ok - but light and blower stay on.
Answer Hi Carl. Behind the control panel and in front of the capacitor is a thermal fuse which may be shorted and telling the board an overheated condition existed, and the fan needs to run to cool down the unit. They use this to obviously alert the customer of an issue. Thermostat part # 4158368. Carefully unhook one wire and the condition should stop. Be extremely care full as high voltage is stored in the capacitor and you don't want to come in contact with the terminals. Thank you.