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ACO1860AS (PACO1860AS0) Amana Range - Instructions

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Turn table stopped working.

  • Customer: RONALD from STOCKTON CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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The turn table motor stopped turning ,but we never turned the off button off on the microwave and kept using it ,so it shorted to the outlet neutral (white) wire at the circuit breaker fuse panel , the wire burnt off. I cut the wire re-installed it in a good buss connector.That restored power back to the outlet.** So now to replace bad Turn-Motor: Using phillip screw driver remove (bottom)filter/light panel- 10 screws, unplug lights and motor connectors, lower panel out of the way ,remove 2 screws from motor and replace motor. Install in reverse order. (Fast Fix)**Note:If you had other problems like I did consult with a professional electrician.

Microwave would not cook

  • Customer: Scott from Mickleton NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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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

Needed a new bulb under the microwave.

  • Customer: Norma from Unionville MO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After unplugging the microwave and removing the screw, I removed the old bulb and put in the new one!! I made sure it was in securely and the difference in the light was awesome! I use this light when I bake bread and let it rise inside the microwave, but DO NOT turn it on. The heat from this light helps the bread to rise properly!!

Replacement of hood light bulbs

  • Customer: Jerry from Pine CO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unplug the microwave. Then remove the six screws that hold the lower panel which has the light bulb cover and a couple of vent filters. The light bulb sockets are on a fixture that is connected by a quick connect electrical connector. Disconnect that and the whole panel is free to access the bulbs. My bulbs were very fragile and trying to twist them out resulted in the glass twisitng loose with the base still in the sockets. I needed to use a needle nose pliers to remove the bases and then I replaced the bulbs and put every thing back together

Microwave worked intermittently

  • Customer: Robert from Palmer Lake CO
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The door was not engaging the micro switches properly no doubt from 10+ years of wear. The upper switch removed fairly easily but take care not to tweak the plastic brace too much or it will snap. The lower one was the tricky one. After much examination I noticed that the trick to remove it was underneath the brace. Take a butter knife (no joke) and insert it just under the old micro switch and gently press down twisting the micro switch every so slightly til it releases. The replacements snap back in with no trouble. The microwave is working much better now, though not perfect.

2 burned out bulbs under the microwave/important light source for kitchen stove.

  • Customer: Ferol from San Antonio TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I didn't do the repair -- my husband did, said it was easy, had no problems what so ever! The new bulbs give a lot more light to the cooking area.

Motor quit working but light and timer still worked.

  • Customer: Thais from La Grange TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Since others reported similar problems and it was just the fuse we tried that first. That wasn't the problem so we ordered the Door Interlock Switch Kit. Shipping was very fast! Our microwave had 3 switches. My husband asked how to know which one to switch. I read that one person just did process of elimination. Luckily ours worked on the first change out! So happy to have stumbled across this site and not have to buy a whole new microwave.

microwave cooking tray broke

  • Customer: Jerel from Duncanville TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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It wasn't so much a repair as a replacement. If I had only found PartSelect earlier! I made the huge mistake of ordering a replacement from Sears - since that's where I bought the microwave. The pictures on their website are blurry - it's VERY difficult to tell which plate is the right one. Of course the one I got wouldn't work, so I had to send it back. Except that it didn't come from Sears, it came from a totally different vendor and I have no idea if they will honor the return with a refund, because of 'restocking fees'. Oh well. I found PartSelect, and the rest is all good. Your website is great. I found the right plate immediately - the pictures are clear and you can SEE what you're getting. The turn-around time between ordering online and receipt of the plate was phenomenal! SO QUICK! Thank you, PartSelect for making it so easy for me! Y'all are the BEST!!!! Jerel

Burned out light bulb

  • Customer: Ray from Gatlinburg TN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced light bulb.

Couldn't insert part & couldn't see screw hole

  • Customer: Marilyn from Myerstown PA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Part has type of flange that is supposed to be inserted into a slot and then attached with a screw. Flange was difficult to seat into slot and I could not see the screw hole. Part was not the problem. The microwave - which is mounted over the stove - does not permit seeing what you are doing.

motor would start by itself when door closed

  • Customer: Lewis from Loveland CO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
remove 4 screws from top, front louvered panel snaps out. remove 1 screw from top of keypad, keypad pivot's forward and can be removed. There is a white mounting bracket inside left. Remove two screws, one top and one bottom, bracket lifts up and out. 3 sets wires are attached, mark them with masking tape, top, center, bottom and pull out plugs. They can only attach one way. Using a very small screw tip, lift plastic latch from switch, it rotates out and is removed from the pivot pin. reassemble in reverse order after switches are replaced

replace light blub

  • Customer: roger from palm coast FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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removed grill cover, removed bulb plate, unscrew bulb, screw new bulb in socket,put bulb cover back on and screw grill cover back on. no issues whatsoever.

microwave would not heat.

  • Customer: outstanding from Galena MD
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
hardest part was taking the microwave down off of the wall to gain access to the diode. Thought if was the transformer but ended up being just a blown diode. remove and replace and bench test. that part took 15 minutes . moral of the story don't boil water under the side of the microwave that holds the electric components.

Microwave was running, but would not heat

  • Customer: Keith from oakdale PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I started by calling a reputable service company to diagnose my problem. The repair tech told me it was the magnetron and it was a "very difficult" repair that required two people because the over-the-range unit needed to be taken down. I asked for a detailed estimate. He quoted $550 including parts and labor. After he left, I researched the part costs on this site and realized his costs were very inflated. I purchased the magnetron for $220. It arrived at my door two days later. Installation was very easy. First, I unplugged the unit. Then, while my wife was making sure it did not fall off the wall bracket, I unscrewed the two mounting screws from the top of the cabinet. I lifted the unit down from the wall and set it on the kitchen counter. The shell needed removed from the microwave which involved about 20 screws. This provided access to the magnetron on top. The magnetron is secured by five screws and a plug. I unplugged it, unscrewed it, and removed the old part. Then, I installed the new magnetron, and tested the microwave to make sure this did the trick. It worked. I put the outer shell back on the microwave and cleaned the microwave. (This is a great opportunity to clean the areas you do not typically see!). I then remounted the unit and plugged it back in. Saved myself a bit of money so I took the family out to dinner and a movie to celebrate. Microwave was in working order for heating up left overs the next day! Thank you!!!
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