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ACO1860AS (PACO1860AS0) Amana Microwave - Instructions

All installation instructions for ACO1860AS parts

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The Microwave Turn Table Broke While Popping Butter Pop Corn

  • Customer: THOMAS from LINDEN, MI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
It was not the magnitude of the repair but the fact I ordered the part on a thursday and it was delivered on saturday. Timing ws very important, especially this time of year.

turntable cooking tray was cracked

  • Customer: Durward from Hampton, GA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
using the measurements shown in parts catalog, it appeared the item I needed was correct for what I ordered.

plate broke

  • Customer: Mary from Burlington, WI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
replaced plate

turn table broke while washing

  • Customer: katie from hughson, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 1 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
remove the part from the box and wipe it down with warm soapy water, rinse and dry and place in microwave.

Burnt Out Light Bulb Replacement

  • Customer: alfred from summerville, SC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 8 of 29 people found this instruction helpful
Open compartment, installed bulb, closed compartment

Microwave was sparking & fire going up the side

  • Customer: Gwynn from Calvert City, KY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 2 of 18 people found this instruction helpful
After reading on-line about other Amana microwaves, that said the arching was probablly due to dirt or grease & I knew it wasn't dirty, I decided to try the sandpaper recommended to clean the carbon from the wall where the shelf holder had burned several years ago. This caused the remainder of the clip to become loose. I then took a sharp knife & popped the clip out which left a neat square hole which your shelf holder popped right into. The filters were an afterthought because I didn't want to pay shipping for only a $2 item

Turn table stopped working.

  • Customer: RONALD from STOCKTON, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The turn table motor stopped turning ,but we never turned the off button off on the microwave and kept using it ,so it shorted to the outlet neutral (white) wire at the circuit breaker fuse panel , the wire burnt off. I cut the wire re-installed it in a good buss connector.That restored power back to the outlet.** So now to replace bad Turn-Motor: Using phillip screw driver remove (bottom)filter/light panel- 10 screws, unplug lights and motor connectors, lower panel out of the way ,remove 2 screws from motor and replace motor. Install in reverse order. (Fast Fix)**Note:If you had other problems like I did consult with a professional electrician.

Microwave would not cook

  • Customer: Scott from Mickleton, NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
All the electrics worked on Amana microwave EXCEPT for the cooking function. Inspected the control board and found the upper switch on the door interlock was burnt. Installed new switch in minutes and everything now works fine. Unfortunately, had to purchase expensive two switch "kit" although only one switch was kaput. PartsSelect mailing was SUPER fast. Thanks for looking, Scott

Needed a new bulb under the microwave.

  • Customer: Norma from Unionville, MO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After unplugging the microwave and removing the screw, I removed the old bulb and put in the new one!! I made sure it was in securely and the difference in the light was awesome! I use this light when I bake bread and let it rise inside the microwave, but DO NOT turn it on. The heat from this light helps the bread to rise properly!!

Replacement of hood light bulbs

  • Customer: Jerry from Pine, CO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unplug the microwave. Then remove the six screws that hold the lower panel which has the light bulb cover and a couple of vent filters. The light bulb sockets are on a fixture that is connected by a quick connect electrical connector. Disconnect that and the whole panel is free to access the bulbs. My bulbs were very fragile and trying to twist them out resulted in the glass twisitng loose with the base still in the sockets. I needed to use a needle nose pliers to remove the bases and then I replaced the bulbs and put every thing back together

Microwave worked intermittently

  • Customer: Robert from Palmer Lake, CO
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The door was not engaging the micro switches properly no doubt from 10+ years of wear. The upper switch removed fairly easily but take care not to tweak the plastic brace too much or it will snap. The lower one was the tricky one. After much examination I noticed that the trick to remove it was underneath the brace. Take a butter knife (no joke) and insert it just under the old micro switch and gently press down twisting the micro switch every so slightly til it releases. The replacements snap back in with no trouble. The microwave is working much better now, though not perfect.

2 burned out bulbs under the microwave/important light source for kitchen stove.

  • Customer: Ferol from San Antonio, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I didn't do the repair -- my husband did, said it was easy, had no problems what so ever! The new bulbs give a lot more light to the cooking area.

Motor quit working but light and timer still worked.

  • Customer: Thais from La Grange, TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Since others reported similar problems and it was just the fuse we tried that first. That wasn't the problem so we ordered the Door Interlock Switch Kit. Shipping was very fast! Our microwave had 3 switches. My husband asked how to know which one to switch. I read that one person just did process of elimination. Luckily ours worked on the first change out! So happy to have stumbled across this site and not have to buy a whole new microwave.

microwave cooking tray broke

  • Customer: Jerel from Duncanville, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It wasn't so much a repair as a replacement. If I had only found PartSelect earlier! I made the huge mistake of ordering a replacement from Sears - since that's where I bought the microwave. The pictures on their website are blurry - it's VERY difficult to tell which plate is the right one. Of course the one I got wouldn't work, so I had to send it back. Except that it didn't come from Sears, it came from a totally different vendor and I have no idea if they will honor the return with a refund, because of 'restocking fees'. Oh well. I found PartSelect, and the rest is all good. Your website is great. I found the right plate immediately - the pictures are clear and you can SEE what you're getting. The turn-around time between ordering online and receipt of the plate was phenomenal! SO QUICK! Thank you, PartSelect for making it so easy for me! Y'all are the BEST!!!! Jerel

Burned out light bulb

  • Customer: Ray from Gatlinburg, TN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced light bulb.
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