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RVM225BL01 Hotpoint Microwave - Instructions

All installation instructions for RVM225BL01 parts

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One of the two screws that held the handle to the microwave was broken off, leaving a flimsy handle that would probably break completely off soon.

  • Customer: Shayla from Tigard OR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the screws on the inside of the microwave door that held the handle on the front in place. The old, broken handle easily came off. The new piece fix perfectly and we just put the screws back in. Back in service!

Door handle broke off

  • Customer: Tom from Haddam CT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
I used pliers to grasp the remaining door handle stubs and removed the two screws. Then I installed the new handle with the same screws.

Right hand surface lamp burned out. It apparently fald up and broke the glass cover. I wne on line when I found out the only local deaaler was some miles away and more expensive.

  • Customer: Leon F. from Brookline MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Simple. The parts came instantly. The glass was too big so I had it cut to size. I unscrewed the fixture with a screw driver replaced the bulb and slipped the glass cover into the frame and screwed the whole assembly in.

Light bulbs wouldn't come out of socket

  • Customer: Toni from Denton NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
I ended up breaking one bulb trying to remove a burnt bulb for replacement. We then tried removing the other bulb and it wouldn't come out either. I googled the problem and found PartSelect and an explaination of the problem. Heat from either the stove or the bulbs had fused the bulbs into the sockets. Comments on the problem explained that you just remove the bottome pannel (we had seven screws), unplug the old sockets, insert the new and new bulbs and reattach the panel. It was quick and no problems to correct. We did discover the microwave was on its own breaker, make sure to disconnect or cutoff power to the microwave before you start.

Microwave appeared to work. Fan worked, timer worked plate rotated. It just didn't heat the food!

  • Customer: Mark from Hanover Park IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
I purchased the fuse and 3 door switches from PartSelect. Replaced the fuse first but that did not solve the problem. Then I replaced the 3 door switches and problem solved!! So fuse only cost $5.00 so glad I have a new fuse in there as well. To see how to replace door switches see videos on utube!!

couldn't mount the microwave over the oven

  • Customer: Elizabeth from San Antonio TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 4 of 12 people found this instruction helpful
used the part I requested and a few extra bolts...job well done!

Broken light socket

  • Customer: Richard from Batavia OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Turned the power to the unit off. Removed seven- (7) small screws from the base plate, not removing the rear screws. The plate dropped a few inches allowing me to get to the light socket.

I removed one- (1) screw that allowed the socket to be removed. I then detached the two- (2) electrical leads. I now installed the new socket, replacing the leads and the screw along with a new bulb. I pushed the bottom plate back into the up position and replaced the seven- (7) screws.

Turned the power back on and we were good to go.

Interior Light Out

  • Customer: Steven from Waldorf MD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 1 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Removed Cover Plate,
Removed back cover
Bulb disintegrated removed base with pliers
Screwed in new lamp
Replaced cover
Done

Bulb was burnt out

  • Customer: Judy Ann from Fort Pierce FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Just unscrewed the screw holding the lens, unscrewed the bulb and put the new bulb in. Simple

time would count down but unit would not run & heat.

  • Customer: Bill from Shawnee OK
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
remove cover, unplug secondary door switch (top switch)
remove switch from holder, install new switch, plug in wires, replace cover, very easy. door switches are a common problem
with microwave ovens.

The bulbs burned out, the glass lens cracked and the light socket broke when trying to remove the bulb

  • Customer: Warren from Council Bluffs IA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced the sockets, lens and bulbs. The first time the new bulb was touching the lens and the heat broke the lens and burnt out the bulb. The second time I adjusted the socket so that the bulb does not touch the lens.

Impressed by how quickly the parts arrived after the order was submitted. Two days.

Thank you.

The handle for our microwave broke off after 13 year s of daily use.

  • Customer: Ralph from Shelton CT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
It took about 3 minutes to install this handle. Only two screws and it was done. Thank you for having this part in stock, as the microwave is still in good shape after all this time.

Old door handle broken.

  • Customer: Richard J from Northbrook IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
1. Removed old handle (removed 2 screws).
2. Removed and discarded old handle.
3. Put new handle in place.
4. Replaced and tightened screws. Note: old screws were reused - new screws not supplied with replacement handle.
5. Done.
6. Time required: less than 5 minutes.

RJL

light bulb burned out

  • Customer: Lois Jane from Fernley NV
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
took out several screws dropped down the panel under the microwave and unscrewed the bulb and put the new one in. It was a simple job.

Door handle broke

  • Customer: William from Watertown CT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
The cost for the replacement door handle is outrageous coupled with the overnight shipment I could have bought a band new microwave.

In any further repairs are required I'll deal directly with GE.
All Instructions for the RVM225BL01
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