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RVM1625SJ01 Hotpoint Microwave - Instructions

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Grill needed replacing - it literally fell apart

  • Customer: Donald from Bellingham, MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 16 of 20 people found this instruction helpful
The grill is located on the top of the microwave - above the door. The plastic seems to have just deteriorated - the plastic around the screws just cracked. There was also another crack on the side of the grill assembly. The micrawave is fairly new (4 years old) and we don't use any harsh cleaners on the plastic grill because it has never required it. The unit is also vented to the outside - so it doesn't get exposed to alot of heat. To put on the new grill - it took 5 minutes, two small phillips head screws. My only question is why did the plastic just fall apart

broken coupler

  • Customer: Bob from Mesa, AZ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 17 of 23 people found this instruction helpful
After lifting the glass turn plate, I just pulled out the plastic coupler that turns the plate. A piece just broke off underneath for no apparent reason so it couldn't turn the plate. I put on the new one and it works fine.

The handled is bolted on the outside door panel and inside to a window panel. Not knowing if all would break when snapping it apart. No screws to disassemble the door. Every part snaps together and when snappin apart you've got to have good skills to recognize how to remove each part without brea

  • Customer: wade from indianapolis, IN
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 14 of 17 people found this instruction helpful
removed the inside cover (plastic) around the glass. removed the 2 screws inside the the panel.
Snapped of the door panel and removed 2 more screws. Replaced the handle by screwing it in two places on the door panel. Snapped that panel back on to the door then placed the 2 screws back in to connect handle to an inside panel for sturdiness. Replaced the inside plastic modeling that surround the door carefully and then it was done. Removing all panels require caution because of ease in breaking them.

both lights burned out

  • Customer: Rick from Federal Way, WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 14 of 17 people found this instruction helpful
After reading some of the comments that others wrote, I decided to order the light sockets along with the replacement bulbs. As predicted, the old light bulbs broke when I tried to remove them - the bulb separated from the base which was still screwed in the socket. After removing the screws that held the bottom panel, I was able to remove the socket assemblies with ease. After inspection of the old sockets, I was glad I ordered new sockets - the old sockets were burned in some spots and very brittle. The parts arrived within a day and a half after I ordered them, but when the parts arrived, one of the bulbs was broken (happened during shipping). I called the office phone number and talked to a really pleasant technician who refunded me the price of the broken bulb and placed an order for a replacement. That was the Wednesday evening before Thanksgiving Day. I got the replacement bulb yesterday (Tuesday) morning - still really quick considering the Thanksgiving holiday. All of the parts are installed and are working excellent. I am definately going to keep their WEBsite for future use, and I'll be letting my friends know about them. Thanks PartSelect, you've earned my business.

Changing the bulb that illuminates the cooktop

  • Customer: LUCY from BALLWIN, MO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 16 of 23 people found this instruction helpful
Loosen screw holding glass cover plate in place over bulb. Glass cover plate will swing down. Unscrew bad bulb, replace with good bulb, reset glass cover and tighten screw.

Door handle broke off due to usage

  • Customer: LEON from Columbia, MD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 16 of 24 people found this instruction helpful
I followed advice posted here, and used the knife to pry apart the plastic front away from the door housing. I then had access to remove the 4 screws holding the handle in place. I then installed the new handle with the 4 screws. But one thing to look out for is to first screw in the outer 2 screws, then secure the front panel, and then screw in the 2 inner screws. Saved me lots of dough!

rotating glass tray was grinding and not turning.

  • Customer: Michael from Midland, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 13 of 15 people found this instruction helpful
I first took the filters of the exhaust and then removed the screws on the bottom of the combination microware hood fan. Once the 6 retention phillips head screws were removed from the bottom of the microwave, and the hinged bottom "door" lowered the motor was exposed. I removed the motor by removing the two phillips screws and unplugged the motor. The hardest part was finding a replacement on the net because most shops did not give enough details or pictures to know if a part was exchangable or a replacement. Partselect.com listed the parts, motor voltage, and had pictures so that I was comfortable with ordering. The part arrived the day it was scheduled to and I simple reversed the process and within 5 minutes I had the microwave motor in and back together. It is nice to do business with a place that also gives you a returns policy upfront.

No heat in the microwave

  • Customer: Douglas from Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 15 of 21 people found this instruction helpful
We purchased our Microhood oven about 4 years ago along with the extended warranty package offered thru home depot. Within one year, the problems began. Each year the secondary switch would go bad rendering the microwave useless. If you have 3 small children like we do, you tend to use it a lot. We sure take the microwave for granted.

Each time G.E. would fix the problem at no charge. Ths time - the warranty had expired and GE wanted to charge us $80.00 for service call plus parts and labor. We estimated the cost to run at least $150.00 or more.

To top it all off, GE was going to have a service tech avail for over 2 weeks. This is poor customer service and completely unaccceptable.

Because this was a recurring problem, I figured it was the same part that had being going bad since we purchased the appliance. I decided to order the part "secondary switch" myself and attempt to fix the microwave on my own.

I ordered the part last Tuesday, the part arrived last Friday. Within 10 minutes I had the microwave apart, replaced the part and had the microwave back in working order.

PartSelect saved me over $100.00.

We are very satified with PartsSelect, I would recommend them to anyone

Cooking Tray motor failed

  • Customer: kEN from Southborough, MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 11 of 12 people found this instruction helpful
Found this site, was able to identify the specific part through the internal search engine, very user friendly.

Read what others had said about similar repair. Now with confidence, removed screws, got easy access to the motor, removed motor, installed new motor, re-installed bottom cover, done!

If you have electric burner or gas stove, I suggest laying down a towel or similar cloth. In the event you drop a screw, you done want it bouncing off the stove surface, or down into the burner dishes.

Great site, great resource, super fast shipping.

A horrid grinding noise while using appliance

  • Customer: Gordon from Norton, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 12 of 16 people found this instruction helpful
I looked up the parts of the microwave on Part Select to see if there might be something I might be able to do myself. I found that the Cooking Tray drive motor was the problem. I ordered the part and got it the very next day. I loosened the 6 screws to the lower part of the microwave and then the two screws that held the part in place. I removed the element and pulled the wire plug from the element, placed the new element back in with the screws, repluged the wire, placed the lower cover back to the microwave, tested the microwave out and, is still working quietly as if it were new. Thanks to part select.com it was easy.

cooling fan gremlin

  • Customer: Alvin L. from Wasilla, AK
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 14 of 23 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled micro off the wall, took side/top cover off to get at the cooling fan behind the control panel. Unplugged wires and removed control panel to ease the removal of the cooling fan. Two screws hold the fan. Pretty easy job.

Replace Door Film

  • Customer: Roy from Alta Loma, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 16 of 29 people found this instruction helpful
remove old film, apply new film. real easy. no magic

No power to microwave

  • Customer: James from Highland, UT
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 13 of 20 people found this instruction helpful
Had trouble isolating the problem, so I had a repairman identify the problem, then I ordered the part and replaced it myself.

Removed screws holding the grill in place. Removed air filter, removed screw holding plate under the filter in place. Reached in under fan cowling to find the thermostat cut-out. Disconnected the two wires. Put the new thermostat in place. Replaced screws plates and filter in reverse order.

A light burned out and fried the socket and wires.

  • Customer: Billie from Georgetown, TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 10 of 12 people found this instruction helpful
The hard part was trying to figure out how to get to the light socket. It is a bulb in the floor of the microwave that lights the stove top. I found help at your website by typing in the model number to find the diagram of the parts list which showed how each part fit together (and thus how they came apart). So I could see how to take the bottom off the microwebb and get to the wiring for the bulb and the bulb socket as well. They both had to be replaced with parts ordered from PartSelect along with the wiring. Putting in the new was just a reverse opposition. I saved $200 for a repairman, by spending about $60.00 for parts. Our other choice was a new microwave - and a repairman to install.

Broke light fixture socket

  • Customer: Norman from Benson, NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 8 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
Rather than open access door took off bottom (5 screws) This gave more room as the microwave is mounted under the wall cabinets over the stove.
All Instructions for the RVM1625SJ01
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