Kitchenaid Microwave Error Codes [How to Fix]

The error codes that appear on a microwave are just a way of telling you that a component or some components in the microwave are bad and in need of replacement. In this article, we are going to talk about some common Kitchenaid microwave error codes and how to fix them.

Kitchenaid Microwave Error Code F6e0

To fix the Kitchenaid microwave error code F6e0, do the following…

Step 1: Go to the circuit breaker in your house and find out which one is for your microwave.

Step 2: Once you have found it, turn it off and leave for 5 minutes.

Step 3: After 5 minutes, turn it back on and go to your microwave.

Step 4: Keep an eye on the microwave to see if the error code appears. If it doesn’t the problem is fixed, if not, you might need to replace the fuse in the microwave.

To replace the line fuse in a Kitchenaid microwave, follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: Turn off the oven’s circuit breaker.

Step 2: Next, you will need to uninstall the microwave. Take out the turntable rack, glass tray, and support.

Step 3: Remove the screws which secure the microwave to the cabinet. There will be one screw on each side.

Step 4: Lift the microwave out of the cabinet and place on a flat and sturdy surface lined with a towel or cloth.

Step 5: Take out the four screws which hold the top panel of the microwave in place.

Step 6: Slide the top panel out and set it aside.

Step 7: Remove the old line fuse from the holder.

Step 8: Get a new fuse and position it in the holder.

Step 9: Slide the top panel back and hold it in place using the four screws.

Step 10: Lift the microwave and push it back into the cabinet.

Step 11: Secure the sides of the microwave to the cabinet.

Step 12: Return the rack, tray and support to the microwave.

Step 13: Switch the circuit breaker back on.

The video below will show you how to replace the line fuse in a Kitchenaid microwave.

Kitchenaid Microwave Error Code F6 E8

To fix the Kitchenaid microwave error code F6 E8, do the following…

Step 1: Go to the circuit breaker in your house and turn off the one for your microwave.

Step 2: Leave it off for five minutes then turn it back on.

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Step 3: Set the time on the microwave.

Step 4: If the microwave works well now, the repair is done, if not, keep reading.

Step 5: Turn the microwave off and remove the rack, glass tray, and the support.

Step 6: Remove the two screws which secure the mounting flanges to the cabinet (there should be one screw on each side).

Step 7: If the washers are still intact, remove them too.

Step 8: Now lift the microwave out and place it on a sturdy surface. You may need two people for this.

Step 9: If the conduit cable isn’t long enough, disconnect the power and grounding wires then remove the conduit cable from the junction box.

Step 10: Use a screwdriver to remove the four screws on the top panel of the microwave (there will be two on each side).

Step 11: Pull the panel up then forward to remove it.

Step 12: Remove all the screws on the left panel of the microwave.

Step 13: Take out the panel.

Step 14: Pull the tabs back in order to release the switch.

Step 15: Note where each wire goes on the switch, then disconnect them.

Step 16: Connect the wires to a new switch.

Step 17: Align the door switch on the mounting pins and push back to fully seat.

Step 18: Ensure that the wires connected to the door switch are secured in the notch.

Step 19: Slide the side panel back and reattach all the screws.

Step 20: If after reassembling the microwave, it still doesn’t work, you might need to replace the door switch on the right side as well. Follow the previous steps to do this.

Step 21: Place the top panel back then screw into place.

Step 22: Push the microwave back into the cabinet.

Step 23: Push the washers into the holes in the flanges then use the two screws to secure them.

Step 24: Place the tray support and the glass tray back into the microwave.

Step 25: Turn the microwave back on.

The video below will walk you through how to replace a Kitchenaid microwave door switch

Kitchenaid Microwave Error F4e4

The F4e4 error in a microwave indicates that the humidity sensor is bad and will need replacement. To replace the humidity sensor in a Kitchenaid microwave, do the following…

Step 1: Turn of the power supply to the microwave.

Step 2: Remove any racks or trays in the microwave.

Step 3: Use a screwdriver to take out the two screws that secure the mounting flanges to the cabinet (there will be one screw on each side).

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Step 4: If the washers are still intact, remove them too.

Step 5: Lift the microwave out of the cabinet and place on a sturdy surface.

Step 6: If the conduit cable isn’t long enough to get to the surface, remove it from the junction box.

Step 7: Remove the four screws on the sides of the top panel then lift the panel out.

Step 8: Take out the two screws that hold the sensor in place.

Step 9: Unplug the humidity sensor wire from the control board.

Step 10: Cut the zip ties around the wires to be able to remove the sensor.

Step 11: Screw a new humidity sensor into place then connect the wire to the control board.

Step 12: Get new zip ties to tie the wires back together.

Step 13: Place the top panel back and reattach the screws.

Step 14: Push the microwave back into the cabinet then insert the washers back into the holes.

Step 15: Reattach the two screws and return the glass tray to the microwave.

Step 16: Turn on the power supply.

Click here to get a humidity sensor for your Kitchenaid microwave.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace a Kitchenaid microwave humidity sensor.

 

Kitchenaid Microwave Error F1e5

The Kitchenaid microwave error code F1e5 speaks of a fault with the inverter board. To replace a faulty inverter board do the following…

Step 1: Turn off the power supply of the microwave before starting the repair.

Step 2: Take out any trays or racks in the microwave and set aside.

Step 3: Take out the two screws that secure the microwave to the cabinets (there will be one screw on the right and on the left).

Step 4: Remove the washers as well.

Step 5: Lift the microwave out of the cabinet and place on a sturdy surface.

Step 6: Use a screwdriver to remove the four screws on the two sides of the top panel.

Step 7: Remove the top panel and set aside.

Step 8: Use a screwdriver to separate the tabs of the inverter cover.

Step 9: Take out the screw holding the metal retainer to remove the inverter cover completely.

Step 10: Remove the cover.

Step 11: Remember where each wire goes on the inverter board then disconnect them. You can take a picture to help you note where each wire is supposed to be.

Step 12: Remove the screw from the nut on the inverter board in order to release the grounding wire.

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Step 13: Place a new inverter board where the previous one was and secure the grounding wire to it using the screw and nut.

Step 14: Properly align the board on the bottom pins and reconnect the wires to the right places.

Step 15: Snap the vent cover into place and reinsert the retainer into the hole on the rear panel.

Step 16: Screw it back tightly.

Step 17: Place the top panel back and screw into place.

Step 18: Push the microwave back into the cabinet and insert the washers back.

Step 19: Reattach the two screws to the flanges and place back the tray and rack you removed from the microwave.

Step 20: Turn the power to the microwave back on.

The video below will show you how to replace a Kitchenaid microwave inverter board.

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Kitchenaid Microwave Error Code F2.Q1

The Kitchenaid microwave error code F2.Q1 shows that the touch panel (also known as the control panel) needs to be replaced. To replace the control panel in a Kitchenaid microwave do the following…

Step 1: Turn off the power to the microwave.

Step 2: Take out the rack and glass tray from the microwave.

Step 3: Remove the screws on the two sides of the microwave that hold the flanges to the cabinet.

Step 4: Remove the washers also.

Step 5: Pull the microwave about four inches out of the cabinet.

Step 6: Remove the four screws at the side of the microwave that hold the control panel assembly in place.

Step 7: Lift the control panel assembly up then disconnect both the communication and grounding wire in order to remove the panel assembly.

Step 8: Get a new control panel assembly and reconnect the communication wire and grounding wire to it.

Step 9: Realign the panel assembly to the microwave and tighten with the four screws you removed earlier on.

Step 10: Push the microwave back into the cabinet and open the door.

Step 11: Reinsert the washers into the holes on the two sides of the microwave and tighten the screws in the holes.

Step 12: Return the rack and tray into the microwave and turn the power supply to the microwave on.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace a Kitchenaid microwave control panel.

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