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Model 565.8904590 (1991) went dead when starting 2nd round of popcorn

The above counter top model... has worked beautifully until 30 minutes ago.. then "bang" the power to it was lost..... the breaker to it did not trip... it is something inside the unit. Is it worth checking to see what has "burned out", ?? perhaps an inside breaker switched it off... ???

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  • goldsdlf Nov 26, 2008

    No smoke or smell of burning..... this is a Kenmore product.. forgot to say that... whole front digital panel is dead... no power anywhere.... Ken

  • goldsdlf Nov 27, 2008

    Hey.. you solved the problem..... the wife had popped about four bags of popcorn and the unit cut out on the start of the first one...... when I took the unit off the shelf.. I noted it was hot......and had to sit it on the counter in the utility room...... I left it there for 30 minutes or so and came back to my computer and noted your last note....... plug it in again..... and I did... and it was working.... explaination... there must be a high temperature cut off within the system.... and once it cooled down everything worked......... Thanks... ken G

  • goldsdlf Nov 27, 2008

    We learned something... when a microwave oven becomes over heated....an internal breaker cuts the power and all panel lighting is lost.... pulling the plug and letting the unit cool.... resets the internal breaker... and plug it in again... and it worked fine...... THANKYOU..

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Did you see smoke or anything?

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    Juanita Vega Nov 26, 2008

    ok well i'm looking at the sight and there is nothing that can be done to fix it.sorry i wish i could help you more the only thing i can tell you to try is unplug it and try plugging it back in. if it is a 1991 then you got alot of years out of it.when mine did that it was fried

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    Juanita Vega Nov 26, 2008

    please let me know what happens

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    Juanita Vega Nov 27, 2008

    please rate your solution and thank you for using fixya
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