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RVM225BL01 Hotpoint Microwave - Instructions

All installation instructions for RVM225BL01 parts

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All Instructions for the RVM225BL01
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Bottom handle projection will not fit the opening on the microwave door

  • Customer: Linda from Springfield OH
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Unable to do the repair. Called Parts Select to verify if handle was correct style for model #. It was correct. The top opening on the microwave door is definitely larger than the bottom opening.

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.

Handle broke

  • Customer: Martin from Queensbury NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Removed existing screws. Clean where the handle is attached. Attached new handle with existing screws.

BURNED OUT (and broken) LIGHT BULB

  • Customer: WILLIAM from BONITA SPRINGS FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
With many thanks to those who posted their experience and advice replacing the bulb, I was able to remove 5 of the 6 screws holding the underside panel and remove the socket which contained the broken off base of the bulb and extract it with needle-nose pliers. I had broken off the glass portion of the bulb trying to unscrew it due to the awkward contortion of my wrist-hand-fingers trying to grip the bulb inside the tight recess the bulb is mounted in. After concluding that I needed more information, I did a web search for 'Hotpoint RVM1435' and found helpful advice at partselect.com telling me to drop the bottom panel. Good call! Thanks everyone!

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.

bulb burned out -cracked holder lamp

  • Customer: Terry from Justice IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
pluged wires back on ,placed lamp holder and bulb back and replaced screws

Bottom of handle cracked

  • Customer: Homer from Clarksville TN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Real simple, removed two screws, lined-up new handle and installed two screws, job done.

Handle broke - second time in the three years we have owned the house.

  • Customer: Lawrence from Edmonds WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
The repair took only a few ;minutes. Unfortunately it was the second handle I have replaced in the three years we have owned the house. It's an obvious design or materials problem and I see no way of lessening the force needed to open the door. Otherwise the microwave works very well.

Larry Nilson
Edmonds, Washington

light out over stove

  • Customer: virginia from hilton head island SC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
so easy, but how do i turn light off?

Part recieved next day. thanks so much

UNDERNEATH LIGHT ON MICROWAVE WOULD NOT COME ON.

  • Customer: MARY from PLYMOUTH MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
MY SON=LAW DID REPAIR BECAUSE i AM ELDERLY AND IT WAS NECESARY TO REMOVE THE BOTTOM PLATE OF THE MICROWAVE WHICH I WAS UNABLE TO DO. THE MICROWAVE WAS INSTALLED IN 1987 AND I BELIEVE THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME TO REPLACE THE BULBS. WHEN MY SON REMOVED THEM THE BULB WAS DIINTERGRATED. THAT'S HOW OLD THEY WERE. ONCE HE WAS ABLE TO REMOVE THE UNDERNEATH PLATE THE REPAIR WAS EASY EXCEPT FOR REMOVING THE OLD BULBS. I THINK THAT I COULD HAVE DONE IT MYSELF BUT HE WAS AVAILABLE AND I AM SURE IT WAS DONE MUCH BETTER. ALL IN ALL THE PARTS)BULBS) WERE CORRECT AND EVERYTHING IS WORKIIN FINE. THIS IS A GOOD PLACE TO ORDER REPLACEMENT PARTS. IN FACT I AM GOING TO ORDER A NEW CHARCOAL FILTER. HE TOOK THE LABEL OFF THE OLD ONE AND I AM ORDERING THE REPLACEMENT. AFTER ALL 1987 MAY HAVE BEEN A GOOD YEAR, BUT TIME FOR A NEW ONE.
MARY

handle on door broken

  • Customer: Sarita from Brooklyn NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I unscrewed the one screw holding the handle but had to use a plier on the other screw because the screw was stuck in a small piece of plastic that had broken off the handle so I held the plastic piece in place with the plier and turned the screw with the screwdriver and then it came right out
I then just screwed the two old screws right back in to the new handle and it was done!
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