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KHMS155LSS0 KitchenAid Microwave - Instructions

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visible sparking inside top of MW unit

  • Customer: Robert from Charleston SC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Remove the two screws to the plastic vent strip at the top of the unit. That exposes a metal cover (upper right) held in place by two more screws. (Found that removing the screw holding the key panel in place and moving that out of the way made for more work room) Remove the metal cover. The HV diode (visible) on one end is secured to the chassis by a screw. The other end is fitted to the HV capacitor. So unscrew one end and pull the HV diode off the capacitor. The replacement fits on like the old one came off. Very simple repair. But it would be safe to short the capacitor terminals to the chassis first. Noticed that it appeared the sparking was caused by the HV diode's outer casing being worn by the asbestos covered wire next to it and laying against it. I made sure the two were not touching, before putting the covers back on. Also, the problem started with an occasional spark when the MW started. It quickly deteriorated to a full, non-stop electrical sparking. You can hear it, smell it, and see it through the top vent. You don't need to remove unit to work on it.

Microwave outer door panel was creacked

  • Customer: Ray from Port Charlotte FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Others had suggested using a putty knife to "gently" remove the outer door panel. I found my narrow blade putty knife was not sturdy enough. After several attempts I finally switched to a wide blade putty knife and blade screwdriver. This did the trick. Outer door panel came away and after that it was relatively easy repair. I was really impressed by the wwll protected packaging used for shipping the new panel to me.

Broken Outer door panel

  • Customer: Ralph from Sebastopol CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed door, removed panel, replaced panel, reinstalled door.

Cracked front panel (i.e. frame) on microwave door.

  • Customer: Justin from Folsom CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Ordered the part on PartSelect on Sunday afternoon. The part arrived on Tuesday evening. I followed the instructions on the reviews on the PartSelect site. 1. I took out the three (3) screws on the right side of the damaged panel. 2. I placed the screws in a bowl so not to lose them. 3. I pried the damaged front panel off with butter knife (it was a little harder to get off than expected). 4. I cleaned the glass. 5. I replaced the glass in the mounts on the new front panel. 6. I snapped the front panel into place and reinserted the screws. Boom. Done. I threw away the damaged front panel. I don't think it was recyclable.

left something in microwave too long and burned parts

  • Customer: Norman from Angier NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
replaced burnt parts

old vent grille brackets broke off

  • Customer: Andrea from Fresno CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Super easy! Just unscrewed remainder of the vent grille, saving the old screws as instructed on other reviews I read, and replaced vent grille with perfectly fitting new one...whole process took 15 min (while 9 months pregnant with a toddler hanging on my leg!) And partselect sent the piece with regular shipping in 2 days!

Door handle cracked and front door panel cracked

  • Customer: David from Medfield MA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After removing the three screws from the outside edge of the door , use a flat blade screwdriver and you fingers to pry the base of the front plastic panel off the door. The cover is held in place with molded in plastic clips . If you are just trying to swap the handle, I'd suggest you buy a new plastic door panel as it's tough to remove without risking it cracking (sorry it is quite expensive...but MUCH cheaper than a new appliance). Once removed, the glass outer window has to be removed by gently prying back the plastic clips that hold the internal bezel that hold it in place. You'll have to take the screws out of the old handle and re-use them . I backed up my screws with penny washers to spread the force applied to the plastic panel...probably the cause of the cracking in the first place. On reassembling (the reversed of taking it to bit) make sure the glass is clean on the inside (no fingerprints) before you snap everything back together. I gave it a "bit difficult" because if you don't act with finesse, you'll crack bits that you don't want to crack!

Microwave turns on but did not heat

  • Customer: John from Port Saint Lucie FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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Loosened but did not remove screws that held up microwave over range,removed grill on top by loosening screws that held grill in place.removed small mesh grill on right side of microwave, this gave me access to capacitor ,diode is connected from one lead of capacitor to a metal plate ground,Disccarged capacitor to ground by shorting terminals to ground using a thick insulated screwdriver.Since the diode was screwed to the top of the metal plate I cut it out with a pair of side cutters .I then connected the new diode to the capacitor with my long nose pliers and groonded the other end to a more accessible part of the metal grounding plate.I then replaced all parts in reverse order.Works like a charm.

Part missing

  • Customer: Cheryl from Chula Vista CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
This rental unit was missing the vent grille for the mounted microwave. It was super simple to install and makes the microwave look like new.

Light burned

  • Customer: Jennifer from Red Oak IA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unscrewed the lens cover anbd inserted the new bulb. Put the cover back on and there was light!

burned out overhead light

  • Customer: Sharon from Anoka MN
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Some difficulty getting screw loosened, once that was done replaced burned out bulb.

replace door handle

  • Customer: Hugh from Potomac Falls VA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
had to go on the internet to find out how to take front door apart..

grille kept falling off until tabs broke

  • Customer: Marcelene from Cuyahoga Falls OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Looked at the original instruction manual to see how it was installed, removed the two Phillips screws, fitted the grille into position until correct, then replaced the two screws.

replacement of filters

  • Customer: THEODOROS from VIRGINIA BEACH VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
just replaced the filters

Replace door handle

  • Customer: Carl from Woodridge IL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Taking the door apart was easy once you figured out how it came apart. Youtube videos were not helpful as every brand of microwave is different; what works for one does not work for another. My Kitchenaide has little interior hooks on the inside of the door, 8 on top, 8 on bottom, 4 on the hinge side. You have to pry the door-skin up to get teh hook disengaged, then get a putty knife or similar to keep the hooks from re-engaging. Once you have about 6 or 7 undone, the door starts to come apart. Eventually the exterior of the door comes off; the interior of the door remains hinged. After that, you'll figure it out...
All Instructions for the KHMS155LSS0
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