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ACO1520AW (PACO1520AW0) Amana Microwave - Instructions

All installation instructions for ACO1520AW 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 ACO1520AW
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Close the door on the microwave, punch in the # nothing happened

  • Customer: Robert S. from Stafford, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 14 of 20 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the unit from the wall. Took the cover off. Set the unit on its side. It revealed the working parts. Removed the old micro switches. Put in the new oness. Presto, it worked. Very easy for me.
The parts was delivered almost before my notice they were shipped.

burnt out bulb

  • Customer: THOMAS from STOW, OH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 25 of 55 people found this instruction helpful
took cover off, installed bulb.
lost the owners manual,
part select's schematics were very helpful
thanks

Fan motor and magnetron did not come on, but every thing else did.

  • Customer: Dale from Chester, CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 10 of 14 people found this instruction helpful
Problem would come and go. Found service schematic inside unit. Perform all the suggested tests. One possible solution was the primary interlock switch shown on the schematic and a check found the switch stuck. It would free up some times but would stick again in the open position. Ordered switch which was a simple plug in unit.

Needed to push door up to run appliance.

  • Customer: J Patrick from Baltimore, MD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 14 of 26 people found this instruction helpful
1. Removed cabinet screws (10-15?). 2. Removed cabinet. 3. Removed top interlock switch which actually was not defective. The press clip connection appeared as if it had been arcing for quite some time and the corrosion created resistance sufficient to prevent the current from getting through the switch. 4. Replaced switch anyway but broke plastic retaining clip despite every effort not to do so. Reset broken clip with super glue. 5. Reassembled cabinet and appliance is in good working condition.

Glass tray broke for some unknown reason.

  • Customer: CAMERON from WILLIAMSBURG, MI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 10 of 15 people found this instruction helpful
Make sure to have your model number correct. First tray I purchased I didn't use the model number and just picked what I thought would work (KitchenAid), but didn't. Second attempt I put in the model number and received the correct one. Take out of the box and into the oven, that easy.

latch was on microwave door

  • Customer: william from lithonia, GA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 10 of 17 people found this instruction helpful
Had to remove door. Next pop off the plastic trim around door. Remove spring holding latch place new latch and afix it to the door frame

light bulb burned-out

  • Customer: Pablo from Burlingame, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 10 of 24 people found this instruction helpful
screwed in new bulb

light blew out

  • Customer: KELVIN from SOUTHFIELD, MI
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
change light bulbs

needed new filter

  • Customer: linda from HIGHLAND, IN
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
unscrewed and removed grate. removed old filter and slide new one in.

Microwave Had all functions , no heat

  • Customer: Clifford from YORK, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Had to remove unit from above stove, this step will take the longest. With unit on table cushioned with a throw rug under it . I removed the case and located the magnetron removed 3 screws, unplugged unit with a needle nose pliers, installed new unit plugged it in and checked the microwave with a cold coffee cup of water . Worked great! Heated great!

Plastic latch to lock the microwave door broke.

  • Customer: Richard from Arlington, VA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 6 of 14 people found this instruction helpful
Did an online search for repairs and found PartSelect. Simple to order the part and had it installed myself less than a week later. Thank you!!

Crack in the lower left corner of the outer door panel

  • Customer: Nat from Raleigh, NC
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Thankfully, one of your customers had submitted the repair description. I followed along as best I could. I would add to the description that one should pay attention to the details as the door is taken apart -- it can only be put back together in one way. My door was a bit stuck together in a couple places making it a bit more difficult to disassemble. One last item, after removing the handle, the door pivots off the door structure at the hinge end -- I struggled with this a bit because my handle was stuck on.

Tray got chipped on the corner

  • Customer: Mary Lee from LK FOREST PK, WA
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
ordered a new tray

Burned out light bulb which lit the surface of the range.

  • Customer: Michael J from LORAIN, OH
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Unscrewed glass panel, removed old bulb, cleaned glass panel and installed new bulb. Screwed panel back into place.

Door panel was broken

  • Customer: Eric from Nashville, NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 3 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the inside plate and removed the two screws that held the handle on. I removed the existing door panel and replaced it with the new one. I then replaced the handle with the two screws and snapped the inside plate back into place. Getting the handle to realign once the new door panel was in place was the trickiest part. This repair cost me $40 when a new microwave would have cost over $200.
All Instructions for the ACO1520AW
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