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ACO1520AW (PACO1520AW0) Amana Microwave - Instructions

All installation instructions for ACO1520AW parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the microwave repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

All Instructions for the ACO1520AW
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Close the door on the microwave, punch in the # nothing happened

  • Customer: Robert S. from Stafford TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 8 of 12 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the unit from the wall. Took the cover off. Set the unit on its side. It revealed the working parts. Removed the old micro switches. Put in the new oness. Presto, it worked. Very easy for me.
The parts was delivered almost before my notice they were shipped.

latch was on microwave door

  • Customer: william from lithonia GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 8 of 13 people found this instruction helpful
Had to remove door. Next pop off the plastic trim around door. Remove spring holding latch place new latch and afix it to the door frame

light bulb burned-out

  • Customer: Pablo from Burlingame CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 7 of 13 people found this instruction helpful
screwed in new bulb

Fan motor and magnetron did not come on, but every thing else did.

  • Customer: Dale from Chester CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 4 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
Problem would come and go. Found service schematic inside unit. Perform all the suggested tests. One possible solution was the primary interlock switch shown on the schematic and a check found the switch stuck. It would free up some times but would stick again in the open position. Ordered switch which was a simple plug in unit.

Needed to push door up to run appliance.

  • Customer: J Patrick from Baltimore MD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 7 of 16 people found this instruction helpful
1. Removed cabinet screws (10-15?). 2. Removed cabinet. 3. Removed top interlock switch which actually was not defective. The press clip connection appeared as if it had been arcing for quite some time and the corrosion created resistance sufficient to prevent the current from getting through the switch. 4. Replaced switch anyway but broke plastic retaining clip despite every effort not to do so. Reset broken clip with super glue. 5. Reassembled cabinet and appliance is in good working condition.

Door panel was broken

  • Customer: Eric from Nashville NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 3 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the inside plate and removed the two screws that held the handle on. I removed the existing door panel and replaced it with the new one. I then replaced the handle with the two screws and snapped the inside plate back into place. Getting the handle to realign once the new door panel was in place was the trickiest part. This repair cost me $40 when a new microwave would have cost over $200.

BURNT OUT LIGHT BULB REPLACEMENT

  • Customer: alfred from summerville SC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 6 of 16 people found this instruction helpful
OPEN COMPARTMENT, INSTALLED BULB, CLOSED COMPARTMENT

Crack in the lower left corner of the outer door panel

  • Customer: Nat from Raleigh NC
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Thankfully, one of your customers had submitted the repair description. I followed along as best I could. I would add to the description that one should pay attention to the details as the door is taken apart -- it can only be put back together in one way. My door was a bit stuck together in a couple places making it a bit more difficult to disassemble. One last item, after removing the handle, the door pivots off the door structure at the hinge end -- I struggled with this a bit because my handle was stuck on.

Plastic latch to lock the microwave door broke.

  • Customer: Richard from Arlington VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 4 of 11 people found this instruction helpful
Did an online search for repairs and found PartSelect. Simple to order the part and had it installed myself less than a week later. Thank you!!

Glass Cooking Tray Broke

  • Customer: Mitchell from Henderson NV
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 2 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Opened Box and Replaced Part......No Problem!

burnt out bulb

  • Customer: THOMAS from STOW OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 7 of 28 people found this instruction helpful
took cover off, installed bulb.
lost the owners manual,
part select's schematics were very helpful
thanks

I broke the dish in my microwave unit.

  • Customer: M. J. from Chester NH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I simply went on line to Part Select, placed my order, made payment, and was astonished to see the package with a new dish sitting on my doorstep the next day.Great service.

cracked revolving cooking tray

  • Customer: miriam from brookline MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
OMG! I wish everything in life were so easy.....The cooking tray of our 15 year old microwave cracked and I swore it'd be impossible to find a replacement. That is until I discovered Partselect.com!!All I had to do was input the appliance brand and part I was looking for, and there is was. Thank you, Partselect.com!!

Removing the vent grille was difficult

  • Customer: Karen from Lago Vista TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Due to the way the appliance was installed, it was impossible to get to the outer vent grille mounting screws. My husband was finally able to pry the grille cover off with a screwdriver. I was finally able to clean the grille cover and replace the filter. The grille cover no longer fits as tightly as it should because part of it broke off, but it will do. The builder did not consider maintenance when installing the appliance.

Microwave would not cook

  • Customer: Scott from Mickleton NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
All the electrics worked on Amana microwave EXCEPT for the cooking function. Inspected the control board and found the upper switch on the door interlock was burnt. Installed new switch in minutes and everything now works fine. Unfortunately, had to purchase expensive two switch "kit" although only one switch was kaput. PartsSelect mailing was SUPER fast. Thanks for looking, Scott
All Instructions for the ACO1520AW
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