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DM15KG-3T Magic Chef Microwave - Instructions

All installation instructions for DM15KG-3T parts

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All Instructions for the DM15KG-3T
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arm on door release button broke

  • Customer: RICK from CASEY IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 8 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
First i removed the 3 phillips head screws from the back of the microwave,these hold the wrap around cover in place, then slid the wrap around cover off towards the back side of microwave, next from inside the microwave i removed 1 screw holding the front operating panel, this screw is located staight up from the push button towards the top of the microwave, I pulled the panel out enough to get the broken push button out, then i installed the new push button,then reinstalled the operating panel then the wrap around cover, very simple repair saved a lot of money by replacing the part rather than buying a new microwave.

Door release button broke on the inside of microwave so door would not open

  • Customer: Steven from Burton MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 5 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
Pryed face plate away from body and removed broken latch, replaced with new latch/release button (just sets in place) and pressed faceplate back into position. The beauty of all this is, I ordered this part on line, late on a Tuesday evening and had it in hand by Thursday afternoon!
Well done! Thank you!

Light Bulb

  • Customer: Terri from Kingsland TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 5 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
Using a flat-head screw driver, I removed the 1 screw from the small "door" on the back, upper right corner. Once the screw was removed, it allowed the door plate to "pop" open; exposing the old bulb. I removed the old bulb; replaced it with the new one. DONE!

burnt out lightbulb for over 20 years

  • Customer: Kathtleen from Bristol CT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Unscrewed back plate, and replaced bulb

1.TRAY BURNED; 2.TRAY WOYLD NOT TURN AND OUT OF CENTER.

  • Customer: DANILO from PITTSBURGH PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 3 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
REMOVED DAMAGED TRAY AND BROKEN PIVOT PIN. GO TO PART SELECT .COM. LOCATE PARTS
TROUGH SCHEMATIC PRESENTATION AND ORDER PARTS. PARTS CAME AS PROMISED AND INSTALLED EASILY WITHOUT TOOLS.

plastic door release button broke

  • Customer: andrew from warwick RI
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
remove 3 screws holding cover, slid cover to the rear, removed screw at top inside of control panel.
lift up control panel to release it. this exposed broken release button. noted position of release button. with finger pushed up part of door that extended inside to release door (what the broken part was suppose to do). also note that the left side of the release button goes over the metal protrusion (small cut for to view placement). the right side goes inside the metal protrusion. reassemble and you are ready to go.

broken door release lever/mechanism

  • Customer: Beth from Anacortes WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
First I had to remove the microwave from where it was mounted in a cabinet over the stove in the motorhome. Then I had to pry off the bottom part of the guard panel that surrounds the electronic face. Then the broken door release lever came out easily. It was easy to replace with the new one and then I tested it several time to make sure it worked correctly and it does. I then replaced the guard panel and returned the microwave back to it's cabinet in the motorhome. DONE

Microwave oven bulb had burned out

  • Customer: Deidre from Brownsville TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
My Dearest One removed the screws that held the part that covers the bulb; removed the old bulb, put in the new bulb and replaced the cover.
The whole operation took less than 5 mins.
Thank you.

door release button

  • Customer: Kevin from Marissa IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
The part was delivered at 5 o'clock and by 5:30 the repair was done.

Remove 3 screws on the back. Remove the outer shell. Remove 1 screw behind the face plate and then lift off the front face plate (this does not have to be completely removed for repair.

Remove the broke part. I then cleaned the area to remove all grime.

The new part slids into place. At first I tried ti fit it between the support posts and realized that one post goes on the insid of part and the other outside.

Replace all pieces and your done.

Door release button broke

  • Customer: Dwayne from Livingston AL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 2 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
1) Remove three screws on back of microwave, so you can slide the top cover back and remove it. 2) Remove the nut at the top of the control panel with a nut driver or wrench. Pull the control panel out enough to get to the door switch. You don't need to take the panel all the way off or unhook any of the attaching wires to the control panel. 3) Remove the old door switch. It just sits in some guide grooves. There are no fasteners to remove. 4) Put the new switch into the same position as the old one. 5) Verify the door opens when the switch is pressed. 6) Replace front control panel and top cover. 7) Microwave one cup of water and fix yourself a nice cup of tea.

Oven door would not open

  • Customer: Mel from Cresco IA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 1 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Took out The Three screws holding on the outter shell. Removed the screw holding on the front panel. Replaced the door release button. Put front panel back on. Then replaced the outter shell. Total time to do the repair was about 20 minutes.

The food residue sealed the door, and the door release button lever snapped.

  • Customer: Michael from Duluth GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I pulled the control panel out, slid the door release out of where the tabs held it in, slid the new one into place (noticing the new one had reinforcement where the old one did not), and pushed the control panel back.

Door release was broken

  • Customer: Kenneth from Freeport IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
removed the "cowling"

remove 3 screws hols assembly together,took out old door realease and replaced with a the new one.

Works great

My microwave lost the nylon drive gear for the turntable

  • Customer: Matthew from Rochester NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I just lifted off the turntable, cleaned spilled food from under it, slipped on the gear, and replaced the turntable.

PartSelect's superb website made finding the model number and the parts diagrams for that model super fast and easy. From there, ordering the part was a snap.

Could not open Microwave door

  • Customer: Jeanne from Harlingen TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
We had to remove the cover on the microwave in order to have access to interior. At that point all we had to do was remove the old part and install the new one. This microwave is in our Motorhome and is 15 years old! We were totally amazed that you had the part available and were able to make the necessary repairs for less than $5.00! In addition to that we had the part in 3 days. Thank you so much for your response time and the availability of the part.
All Instructions for the DM15KG-3T
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