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Amana AMV1162AAw How to check and replace fuses...

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Amana AMV1162AAw
How to check and replace fuses...
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 year ago.

Hello from JA
My name is Woody.
I will be glad to assist you today.
I have been servicing ALL Major Brands of Appliances for 35 Years,
and have over 100,000 in home repairs and over 80,000 internet repairs under my belt.

You will need to remove the grill above the microwave ! ( two screws from the top)

once it is removed the console (keypad area) has one screw on top remove the screw the console will open and drop down.

Then find the fuse and with a volt- ohm meter you can test for voltage on the fuse one the control side and on the outlet side .

Or you can unplug the unit remove the fuse from it`s holder and test the fuse for resistance if you want to test it that way.If the fuse is open(bad) you can order one it is a standard 15 amp ceramic cartridge fuse , from the manufacture will run you over $10.00 but you can go to any hardware store and by the same fuse for normally less the $2.00

If you have any questions just replay back to me .

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Removed obvious screws. Console will not open and drop down.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
OK, it opened but the wires are too short to allow it to drop down.
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 year ago.

oh it is only going to fold out ,you will not have a lot of wire length to fully open it just about at a 45

degree angel will it open to .

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Where are the fuse(s)?
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 year ago.

Should be right there laying in the base of the unit in a plastic fuse holder (clip on each end to unlock it)

Fuse is item #12 holder is item #11

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No fuse holder lying on the base of the unit.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 year ago.

I`m sorry but you are not the only customer I`m assisting ,Your in a rolling line up so you will need to bear with me .

did you look at the parts image I sent you of the fuse and fuse holder, they are normally laying on the base ,but since it is on the wire harness when you move the wires around the inline fuse can move.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I looked at the image. Doesn't help much, since it doesn't call out wire colors, nor does it show what the fuse is connected to.
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 year ago.

The fuse is connected to the line cord that plugs into the outlet that the microwave is plugged into .

The power lead wire is always black for the L1 leg it will be on a black wire!

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry, that didn't help much. Impossible to tell which black wire is the incomming line. Even so, still can't identify a plastic fuse holder anywhere in there.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
There are a dozen or so wires on the harness, of every color.
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 year ago.

Ok if you can not find the fuse ,which is right there and very visible.

I would suggest the you contact a local authorized servicer to work on it .

Because a service person will find the fuse in less then a minute.

Expert:  Kelly replied 1 year ago.

Hi, welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you! The video below will be helpful in locating the fuse.


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