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I would first check the outlet "under load" to be sure it works. A quick & easy way is to use a toaster or hair dryer.

If the outlet is good, then it may be the microwave's fuse or the oven thermostat.

The service manual is here. It also has instructions for removing the oven from the wall, which you will need to do to check / replace the oven thermostat.

You can order parts from the Sears Parts Direct Web site.

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