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RVM225BL02 Hotpoint Microwave - Instructions

All installation instructions for RVM225BL02 parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the microwave repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

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Left light socket was damaged beyond repair

  • Customer: Kathleen from Streamwood IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Handed the part to my son. He unscrewed 5 screws in the base of the microwave, it dropped down. The light mechanism was clearly in view. With the exception of some corrosion on the old piece, it was simple to remove and replace, put back together, screw back up and all worked fine.

broken filter

  • Customer: Israel from New York NY
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
  • 6 of 15 people found this instruction helpful
Repair, not the problem. It was getting the correct filter. Under filter is "grease" not "air" filter. So first time an air filter came. Returned to GE. Found out GE doesn't make the size needed for 2001 model any longer --just bigger. Then connected to PartsSelect, they had right filter for the right model. Came and didn't fit. Returned. While getting return OK, very helpful individual kept checking and realized larger size was sent and did find the correct size. It was sent and fit. Your customer service was extremely helpful.

the plastic door handle broke and my husband glued it back on

  • Customer: Margaret from Springfield IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
When the handle broke again, I had to remove the old glue. That part was the most difficult. After that, it was a snap to install the new part. I was a little afraid that I may have ordered the wrong part but there was a 30 day return policy so I went ahead and ordered it. My son was so proud that I had fixed it myself!

our door handle broke off on our microwave

  • Customer: dawn from yardley PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
I ordered the part and received it within 2 days, despite my expectations of one week. My husband undid the screws, attached the new handle and screwed it in. It was that simple! And to think that I was ready to phone an appliance repair man!

Power worked but would not cook

  • Customer: Jim from Albuquerque NM
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Took the front panel off, played with the switch while it was plugged in to verify the switch was bad. I actually was able to tweak the switch just right to keep the microwave working while the part was being delivered. When it came it was just removing two small screws and replacing. Very easy.

The place where a screw secures the lower portion of the handle, failed.

  • Customer: Gerald from Grand Island NE
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the two screws (top and bottom) from the interior of the door which allowed the handle to be removed. Positioned the new handle and secured it with the two screws that were used previously

Broken door handle needed to be replaced

  • Customer: MATTHEW from SAN RAMON CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
The door handle on the microwave had broken at the bottom fastener, and several glue repair attempts had proved futile over time. After removing the existing handle, I needed to bore the existing hole a little, to remove glue and plastic remnants. So I used a 5/16" drill bit and bored the hole to a depth of about 1/8." Once this was done, I used the existing fasteners and attached the new door handle. No movement in the handle when the door is pulled.

microwave would not start

  • Customer: JULIA from JACKSONVILLE FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 3 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
took of cover removed switch and replaced with new one

One support always fell out/ other was fried to the wall

  • Customer: Philip from Forest Hills Gdns. NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Because of it's age and my memory of it's wall installation problems, I was extremely happy to find the parts. Merely popped the old "fried " support bracket out, snapped it the two replacement brackets and I was back in business with a "new" spark free appliance. Thanks ever so much! Smooth, "no brainer" installation! Extremely pleased with results!

Broken light socket

  • Customer: Richard from Batavia OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 4 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.

Bent, Broken, Melted rack support

  • Customer: JAMES from PISGAH FOREST NC
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Ordered new support (price was less than Postage) Ordered for Microwave, should have ordered for Convection Microwave. Filed side SS to fit part ordered, after much filing got the new part (wrong) into the side panel. Looks great, wrong color but should be OK/

the handle threaded part broke from the handle

  • Customer: LUIS from MIRAMAR FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced the handle with a new one with only two screws.
At least the original lasted 15 years

Light bulb burned out and assembly broke when trying to replace bulb

  • Customer: Jeanne from Kirkwood MO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
I used the internet and your directions to complete the repair. It was easy!

chattering noise/ burning smell

  • Customer: James from Enfield CT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 2 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Removed control panel disconnected old capacitor installed new and returned the leads back on to the new. replaced control cover and tested

Light bulb wouldn't light.

  • Customer: Steven from Marina Del Rey CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Removed difuser (one screw), removed old bulb, screwed in new bulb, replaced difuser.
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