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RVM225WL02 Hotpoint Microwave - Instructions

All installation instructions for RVM225WL02 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 RVM225WL02
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Bulb burned ot

  • Customer: John from Fort Smith AR
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Un screwed the cover but when i tried to remove the bulb it was broken at the base. I disconnected the power and used neddle nosed pliers to remove the base

bulb fused to jolder

  • Customer: James from Big Rock IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 3 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
removed electrical wires, unscrewed holder, inserted holder, attached wires, added bulb, and put cover back on.

broken handle

  • Customer: STEPHEN from Albany GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Exact Fit, Took about two minutes using phillips head screw driver.No problems

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.

Microwave handle broke off

  • Customer: Richard from Skillman NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
I removed broken handle, then simply attached the new handle with two screws.

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.

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.

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
  • 4 of 9 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!!

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/

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

Microwave Door Handle broke at bottom

  • Customer: Eugene from Elkridge MD
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
When I tried to remove the handle, I discovered someone (teenage step daughters) attempted to glue the broken handle to hide the fact that it was broken. It did not work. The handle broke again, leaving part of the handle assemply suck in the door. I had to use a cordless drill to drill out the glued in portion of the handle. Fortunately, when the drill bit dug it, it broke the glue seal and the broken insert came out. After that, it was a breeze to install the replacement door handle.

The handle broke at the bottom.

  • Customer: Darenda from Houston TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the existing screws and removed broken handle. Wa able to still use existing screws and install new handle. Very easy.

Door handle broke

  • Customer: Elizabeth from Santa Rosa CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the one screw, the other end was broke. Replaced the handle. At first it didn't screw in tight, so I turned it around and put in both screws and bingo, good as new. Thanks for your quick response. Was simple.

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!
All Instructions for the RVM225WL02
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