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KHHS179LSS2 KitchenAid Microwave - Instructions

All installation instructions for KHHS179LSS2 parts

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broken glass turntable

  • Customer: Deborah from Baltimore MD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 370 of 373 people found this instruction helpful
No repair- just replaced glass turntable.
Right part I needed with first try

Glass microwave turntable shattered while taken out for a cleaning.

  • Customer: STEPHEN from FORT MYERS FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 84 of 150 people found this instruction helpful
PartSelect had the turntable I needed at the best price. Ordering was easy, but best of all, the part was delivered next day. I was able to insert the new turntable plate into the microwave and it was good as new.

Replacement turntable glass

  • Customer: Beverly from Hauppauge NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 73 of 135 people found this instruction helpful
Opened the box and popped it in. No problem with that.

I broke the glass plate to the microwave.

  • Customer: Rosalina from Madera CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 64 of 126 people found this instruction helpful
The part was sent to me the next day! And it was the right part. Awesome!

Broken Microwave Tray

  • Customer: Eric from Puyallup WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 64 of 127 people found this instruction helpful
This is the second replacement tray we have in installed. The first one ( Not From Here ) we had for less than 5 months, we made a bag of popcorn, and about 5 minutes later we heard a crash, not knowing where the noise came from we dismissed it. The next day we opened the microwave a saw the plate had shattered. So we hope that this will not do the same thing.

broken glass turntable

  • Customer: Joseph from Buena Vista CO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 64 of 128 people found this instruction helpful
set the table on the support ring

Microwave turntable does not work

  • Customer: Todd from San Bernardino CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 18 of 23 people found this instruction helpful
My unit is a wall mount/cabinet/built-in model. The repair is actually fairly simple once you determine that the actual microwave is just a component of the entire unit, and that it (the microwave) can be easily removed from the unit. I did not figure this out until after I removed the entire unit (disconnect the power supply, lift the entire bulky, heavy unit out of the cramped space in the cabinet, etc). Once I got it out I figured out how easy it is to remove the actual oven - a couple of screws, literally. The unit is a bit bulky, but not particularly heavy and is quite manageable. I did this entire process alone.

I got the oven out, rolled it on it's side and found the plate to access the motor. The plate is located on the bottom/underside of the unit. The plate is nothing more than a section of the underside of the metal housing that has been cut-out as an access point. This "cut-out" is not complete - that is, not completely cut out so as to all the plate to stay in place without the need for screws, etc, until you actually have to use it. I used a pair of dykes to cut the couple of points still connecting this plate, removed the two phillips screws to remove the motor, disconnected the two wires connected, then reversed to complete the repair. You then flip the cut-out plate over/rotate it, and some screw holes line up. Find a couple of small screws, and re-attach the plate to cover the motor.

The actual fix is really easy, again, once you figure out the simple way to remove the oven. I am an idiot, so you will probably find this much easier. I could probably do this repair now, after my experience, in less than 30 minutes (probably less than 15 minutes). I probably save a couple hundred $ by doing it myself so was well worth the time to do it. Good luck.

door handle broke off

  • Customer: David from Santa Rosa Beach FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 14 of 16 people found this instruction helpful
The handle was made of plastic on an otherwise stainless unit.It got brittle from the heat off the stove top.Anyway,it snapped off.Ordered the new one and it arrived in 3 days,exactly what we ordered.The tricky part was getting at the screw heads which were sealed nicely in the door frame.You first have to remove the screws in the open end of the door,then I took cheese knifes and gradually prised o0ff the plastic frame around the inside of the door.(it will come off but you must be careful and patient.Once off,then you can ease off the inner skin (using the blunt knives.)That will reveal the foam covering the screw heads.Peel back the foam and use the screwdriver tofinnish the job.DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN THE SCREWS COS YOU CAN BREAK THE PLASTIC HANDLE ONCE MORE.Door went back together quite easily.Just use patience if you have any left.D

Dirty charcoal filter

  • Customer: Carlton from Cameron NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Simply remove two screws with a crosstip screwdriver securing the vent louvers from top of microwave, remove the old charcoal filter and replace new filter as describe in the owners manual. Very easy installation and partselect parts are very inexpensive and durable to other sites.

The thing that makes the plate rotate was missing

  • Customer: Kim from MILTON WV
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
I ordered the part according to the Model number, inserted the part very easily, (and I am soooo challenged in that area) and now it turns again. :)

Component on inverter circuit board blew up

  • Customer: Russ from Fort Collins CO
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 3 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Remove the microwave from its mount above the stove. Remove the sheet metal top/sides piece. Pop the control panel loose to allow access from the front. Remove more screws that will allow the small inverter to be removed and the big inverter housing to be wrangled loose enough to remove the big inverter. Pop the inverter cooling fan from its mount. Disconnect wires and remove screws to remove big inverter. Install new inverter in reverse process.

Microwave Turntable Won't Rotate

  • Customer: Steven from Sacramento CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 5 of 11 people found this instruction helpful
I turned off the power to the oven at the breaker. I then removed the side trim pieces by removing the screws located behind the lower oven door. I removed the plastic trim pieces above and below the microwave oven and removed the control panel and slid it into the opening above the microwave. I located the two screws securing the microwave into the frame and began sliding it out. I had to disconnect a small wiring harness and two wires from the microwave that were attached inside the opening above the microwave. The microwave section was the easily slid out, turned on it's side where the turntable motor was accessed by removing the access panel. I pulled the old motor, checked resistance and it matched the new motor. I then checked the old motor by applying 120V to it and it ran FINE! I thought I had the wrong part, but decided to install the new motor anyway. I did, secured the access panel and replaced the microwave in the frame. I reconnected the wires and secured the control panel and tested the microwave...and the turntable works!

replacement of charcoal filters in microwave

  • Customer: Hendrika from Campbell CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
This wasn't really a repair, just an replacement of the filters, which is a regular maintenance requirement.

Broke rotating plate, it fell off counter after being washed

  • Customer: Lois P from Morris IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 2 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Opened door and put new plate in.

Placed order on Thursday evening and received Sat Am

Dropped the glass cooking tray and it broke in half

  • Customer: Emily C from Brandon MS
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Looked up the Whirlpool Co. and ordered the part. It was quite simple. Arrived in 2 days and I simply placed it in the microware. It was very very easy!

E. Robinson
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