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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.

All Instructions for the RVM225BL02
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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.
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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!

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.

The screw holder on the microwave door broke

  • Customer: Nancy from Alpharetta GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I was very concerned that I would have to buy a new microwave because the door handle broke. It literally took 2 minutes to find on google, shipped overnight and fixed in 5 minutes for under $50! Woo hoo!!!!

bulb under the microwave was burned out

  • Customer: Samar from Fairfax VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
changed the bulb

Door Handle Broke Off Microwave

  • Customer: Carmela from Hamilton NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Took off what was left of the handle. Put in the new handle. Took less than 2 minutes. Was very surprised when I got the part way sooner than was told. I will definetly buy from you again. You have been added to my "favorites" on my pc.

Bulb broke in light socket

  • Customer: Douglas from Ludington MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Tyring to get bulb out i ruined the light socket. Unscrewed the bottom cover of microware. Took out screw holding light socket, removed wires to socket with pliers, intsalled new socket. It was a piece of cake and the part was a perfect match.

Burned out bulb

  • Customer: John from Waterford WI
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Screwed in new bulb.

Broken Door Handle

  • Customer: Brian from Neenah WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Super easy repair, getting the part was just as easy. I did a simple search with the model number and was able to verify that the part I was ordering was the correct one by using the many pictures and diagrams available.
Thank you for providing such a user friendly site as I hate sending stuff back. Although I hope my appliances last a long time if I ever need repair parts again you can be sure that I'll use this site.

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.

After closing door the display panel must be tapped on to keep the unit operating.

  • Customer: Paul from San Jose CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 3 of 10 people found this instruction helpful
The switches are not the problem! The problem is in the tolerences of the latch housing. I have ordered two new housings (Upper & Lower) and will see if the tolerences are closer. If not I will try epoxying a shim to the plate that operates the microswitches. The other option is to file the mounting slots of the housing to allow adjustment, which would be iffy,keeping them from moving with use. The exploded drawings really need to be clarified. The scale is way too small. It was extremely difficult to pick out the individual parts of the mechanisiam.

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!
All Instructions for the RVM225BL02
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