Jump to content


Learn appliance repair at the Samurai Tech Academy.  Learn more.  Earn more.


Use this Search Box to Find Appliance Repair Help Now
Need help finding your model number?
365-day return policy on all parts purchased here, even electrical parts that have been installed!


FAQs | Store | Memberships | Repair Videos | Academy | Newsletter | Beer Fund | Contact


Welcome to Appliantology.org, the Web's Premiere Appliance Repair Resource!

The world-famous Samurai Appliance Repair Forums


You can post a question and get repair help for FREE! Click here to get started.


Already a member of the Appliantology Academy? Just sign in with your username and password in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

 


Photo

KitchenAid KEHC379JBL4 Combo wall oven microwave trouble


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 98 Thundercat

98 Thundercat

    Samanera

  • Grasshoppah
  • Pip
  • 6 posts

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:09 AM

I bought this combo wall unit new back in 2002. The microwave portion stopped heating food and started emitting a bad smell like burning wiring or electronics. It also does not sound normal when you try to run it. There are no error codes and the bottom convection oven works fine. Any help would be appreciated. 



Use the Appliantology Parts Search Box to Find What You Need!
Enter your model number, part number, type of appliance, brand, or even a part description.
365-day return policy on all parts purchased here, even electrical parts that have been installed!

#2 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

Samurai Appliance Repair Man

    Shōgun

  • Master Samurai Tech
  • 29,365 posts
  • Location: USA
  • Flavorite Brew:Sapporo Original Draft Rice Lager

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:15 AM

Abnormal sound and bad schmeel-- I'd start troubleshooting right at the magnetron.  Use the Willie Method ™ to assess its health ==> http://appliantology...magnetron-tube/

 

Magnetron part link ==> http://www.repaircli...ber=KEHC379JBL4

 

Magnetron-4375424-00645130.jpg



#3 98 Thundercat

98 Thundercat

    Samanera

  • Grasshoppah
  • Pip
  • 6 posts

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:32 AM

The description in the link you provided exactly matches what I am hearing and smelling. Is it a difficult job to get to the magnetron? I guess I might as well replace the bulb and door springs while I have it apart.



#4 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

Samurai Appliance Repair Man

    Shōgun

  • Master Samurai Tech
  • 29,365 posts
  • Location: USA
  • Flavorite Brew:Sapporo Original Draft Rice Lager

Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:19 AM

I'd say it's somewhere between a rectal cramp and a root canal.  Here's the service manual ==> http://appliantology...en-combination/



#5 RegUS_PatOff

RegUS_PatOff

    Sensei

  • Academy Instructor
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 33,588 posts
  • Location: USA
  • Flavorite Brew:Chief NTSC Black & White

Posted 14 February 2013 - 10:27 AM

... I'd say it's somewhere between a rectal cramp and a root canal. 

maybe for the Panasonic Inverter versions :woot: MODELS: KEMS378S & KEMS308S

 

but not the OP's:

http://appliantology...keh-kem-kac-25/


.

one of my video productions: “Easter Seals: Walk With Me”

every day is Down Syndrome Awareness Day
"A Child Is Waiting" . Burt Lancaster . Judy Garland . 1962

RegUS_PatOff > www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPAY2LsKVEw

#6 Scottthewolf

Scottthewolf

    Senpai

  • Appliantology Fellow
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,832 posts
  • Location: USA
  • Flavorite Brew:Dunkin Donuts Coffee

Posted 14 February 2013 - 02:16 PM

Those microwaves are overkill.  They need to have the door open to the left like a normal one, not down. In my opinion, microwave ovens that are part of a normal oven aren't worth the money, because they are a pain in the neck to repair and you are married to them until you replace the regular oven.


Scott Wolf

#7 Comstock_Services

Comstock_Services

    Wine is fine but Whiskey is quicker

  • Sublime Master of Appliantology
  • PipPipPip
  • 462 posts
  • Location: USA
  • Flavorite Brew:Tito's Vodka,Shiner Blonde, Shiner Bock

Posted 15 February 2013 - 01:20 PM

My best advice for getting the microwave out is to remove the 2 side trim peices, then with the breaker off, remove the control pannel, and then remove the upper and lower black plastic vent pannels to gain access to the screws that secure the microwave, have someone help you pull it out from the cavity, there will be a long green wire, that attaches to the back of the microwave, dont cut it unscrew it from the back with your helper holding the microwave. If the door springs arent busted I'd leave well enough alone for now.W0110069-00006.png


Insert smart ass remark here____
 

Help us keep the lights on: buy appliance parts here ==> http://repairclinic.com


For service manuals and lots of other goodies, become an Apprentice ==> Apprenticeship

 

http://www.mrappliance.com/coastalbend





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users


FAQs | Store | Memberships | Repair Videos | Academy | Newsletter | Beer Fund | Contact


Use the Appliantology Parts Finder to Get What You Need!
Enter a model number, part number, type of appliance, brand, or even a part description.
365-day return policy on all parts purchased here, even electrical parts that have been installed!

Your Sometimes-Lucid Host:
Samurai Appliance Repair Man
"If I can't help you fix your appliance and make you 100% satisfied, I will come to your home and slice open my belly,
spilling my steaming entrails onto your floor."


The Appliance Guru | Master Samurai Tech

Real Time Analytics