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Charcoal Filter

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PartSelect Number PS1871363
Manufacturer Part Number 8206230A
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Product Description

Charcoal Filter Specifications

This Charcoal Filter traps grease from your oven's exhaust to help prevent it from entering the vent, which could cause damage over time. If the exhaust fan on your microwave is not working, you may need to replace your charcoal filter. This charcoal filter is located within the intake grille of your microwave, which will need to be unscrewed and opened to gain access to the filter. The manufacturer recommends that you change your charcoal filter every six months. This filter measures 5 inches by 5.375 inches by 0.375 inches. Be sure to measure your current filter to assure correct replacement. This product is sold individually. We recommend the use of gloves during installation to protect your hands from messy grease during your repair. You should also unplug your appliance at the electrical outlet or switch it off at the breaker. Using a Phillips screwdriver, unthread the screws securing the grill. Open the door and slide the grill to the left and lift it up to remove it. This will allow access to the filter so it can be either replaced or cleaned. Remember to insert the tabs of the grill into the frame and slide it to the right when you are done. To finish, shut the oven door and secure the grill with the screws.
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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Exhaust fan not working | Noisy
This part works with the following products:
Microwave.
This part works with the following products:
Whirlpool, Maytag, Amana, KitchenAid.
Part# 8206230A replaces these:
AP4299744, 1266639, 8206230A, 8206230, 8206230A, 8206230ARP
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Rey
January 21, 2018
My microwave turns on but will not heat. I switched power setting to 90% and it warmed up some water but it i had to run it for four minutes. I took out the filters and they look good. I removed the unit from above the range. I am going to run it to see if the exhaust flue opens. I wont have time today but i will get to it tomorrow. The unit is two years old. I would like to avoid buying a new one and extended coverage is almost as much as a new unit. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. Rey.
For model number WMH53520CS2
Hi Rey Thank you for your question. There are a couple of parts you could check. I would suggest checking your door micro switches, your fuse, and your diode. I hope that helps. You should be able to test all three of those parts with a multi meter to see if they are working correctly. Good luck with your repair.

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Terry
May 7, 2019
I took the filter out to replace, but forgot if the mesh side is to be up or down.
For model number YKHMS2040BS-1
Hi Terry, Thank you for your question. The mesh side should face up. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Richard
December 27, 2017
How do i get to this filter do i have to pull the whole microwave to get to the grill to remove it?
For model number WMH1163XVS0
Hi Richard, Thank you for your question. Before you begin any repair please unplug the appliance from the electrical outlet. Use a Phillips head screw driver to unthread the screws securing the grill. With the screws removed, open the microwave oven door then the slide the grill to the left and lift it up to remove. This will allow you to access the filter so you can either replace it or clean it. When you are done, insert the tabs of the grill into the frame and slide it to the right. Shut the oven door and then secure the grill with the screws. Restore power to the microwave. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Frances
July 23, 2017
How many charcoal filters does it take and do you have a pic to show this, not the parts pic's but how to install. Mine only has one, but one person stated it has 2.
For model number WMH1164XWS1
Hi Frances, That is a good question. If your microwave only has one charcoal filter then just order one. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day.

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Jimmy
October 11, 2017
When cooking it stinks up the house. When i checked the charcoal filter it only has one but there are two blowers so the one one the right is unfiltered and there is no way to install another filter.
For model number Whirlpool wmv1160cw-2 vent
Hi Jimmy, Thank you for your inquiry. That is correct there is only one filter listed with your microwave. To verify if you can install another filter you will need to contact Whirlpool. Their telephone number is 1-800-626-2005. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Greg Hensley
August 26, 2019
It appears i have 2 charcoal filters in my microwave. Is this True and what are the part no's. Also how do i order these parts, direct from Whirlpool or through supplier?
For model number WMH76719CZ-2
Hello Greg, thank you for inquiring. Your model microwave has one Charcoal Filter, this part number PS1871363. It has two Grease Filters, part number PS8769987. They are sold individually. To place an order, please feel free to contact customer service by phone or you may do so online. Thank you!

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Chuck
February 25, 2018
When we place something inside to reheat and push the start button it wont turn on. The message "open and close door" displays. After many attempts it would turn on but after a couple weeks it got worse, but now it only beeps and the display is filled with lights. The unit was unplugged to stop the beeping.
For model number MMV4205DH
Hello Chuck thank you for your question. I would recommend replacing the door switches for your unit. There are three of them that should be replaced at the same time. Door Switch - 3 Terminal PartSelect Number: PS10057151, Door Switch PartSelect Number: PS2361111 and Door Switch PartSelect Number: PS2361113. If even one of these switches is not functioning properly the unit is not recognizing that the door is shut to allow the unit to run. I hope this helps!

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William
February 18, 2020
Grease is showing up on doors of cabinets above microwave. Does this mean that 1 or more filters some where have to be replaced or is there more to it than this? What parts do i need and how many of them? How do i install them and is there a picture showing if they are on top, bottom or sides of microwave?Thanks.
For model number WMH31017AW-2
Hello, Thank you for your question. This model has 2 separate filters. Charcoal Filter- PartSelect Number: PS1871363, and Grease Filter- PartSelect Number: PS3650910. They both are sold individually. We hope this helps.

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Toni
December 17, 2019
I've never replaced the charcoal filters and my unit is 2 1/2 years old and now won't heat. What is the part number on the charcoal filters?
For model number AMV6502
Hello Toni, thank you for your question. The Charcoal filter for your unit is PartSelect Number PS1871363. This charcoal filter is located within the intake grille of your microwave, which will need to be unscrewed and opened to gain access to the filter. I hope this helps!

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Rosemary
February 11, 2020
Does this model have a charcoal filter?
For model number YKHMS2040
Hello and thank you for writing. Yes, it does. Charcoal filter PS1871363 is in the list of compatible parts for your model so is grease filter PS3650910. We hope this helps. Please contact us anytime if you require further assistance.

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Mounting brackets are fragile and plastic support is easily broken
Replaced the intake grille. The grille should be removed prior to cleaning. The entire part is plastic and easily broken so that the two tabs for the mounting screws are shattered and will not hold the part in place. If one attempts to clean the grille using only a moderate amount of pressure with a cloth the fragile plastic will break. The part is poorly designed. When the vent is removed to replace the charcoal filter, one may discover that the grille has already been broken in a previous cleaning operation.
  • Richard from San Antonio, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    W10259625, 8206230A
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top plastic grill discolored
removed old grill with screwdriver and added new one
  • RUSSELL from RICHMOND HTS, OH
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    W10259625, 8206230A
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Replacing Charcoal Filters
Remove two screws from Vent Grille, one on either side, and remove one screw inside Vent Grille on right side. Pull Vent Grille off exposing the two Charcoal filters. Remove the two Charcoal filters by hand and replace with new ones. Reinstall the Vent Grille and tighten screws. That's it. I'm not handy (ask my wife) and if I can do it so can you.
  • Bud from GOODYEAR, AZ
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    8206230A
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Dirty filters
Remove top grill assembly and replaced filters,parts were delivered on time and fit as expected, Job well done!
  • Mark from SCHAUMBURG, IL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    W10208631A, 8206230A
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Install grease filter
Followed instruction already on your website
  • Ben from PENNSVILLE, NJ
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    8206230A
8 of 8 people found this instruction helpful.
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Charcoal Filter clogged
Remove top grill screws [2] remove grill replace filter put back together.
  • james from SHERRARD, IL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    8206230A
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KMHS120ESS REQUIRES two charcoal filters
BEWARE: KMHS120ESS takes two charcoal filters. This site doesn't tell you that! I only figured it out after ordering one, receiving it, and removing the vent cover to replace it. So then I had to order another one and pay for shipping a second time (which cost almost as much as the filter itself). C'mon PartSelect, why are these not sold in a pair?
  • Robert from AURORA, CO
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    W10208631A, 8206230A
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Prompt message appeared to change filters.
Replaced both filters
  • Frank J. from NORTHAMPTON, PA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    W10208631A, 8206230A
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Replace glass tray and charcoal filter
Replaced broken glass tray. Used two screwdriver to remove top front panel to replace charcoal filter. Microwave parts diagram with descriptions and part numbers made the project very simple. Price of parts was substantially less than manufacturers price schedule. A very satisfied customer.
  • Michael from CLARKSBORO, NJ
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    8206230A, 4393799
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Replaced the charcoal filter.
On top front of the microwave are two Philip's head screws holding the rail on. Remove these screws and the rail snap out the old filter (noting the dark side down) then snapping the new filter in. Replace rail. 10 to 15 minute task.
  • John from BILLINGS, MT
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    8206230A
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