Question about Kenmore Microwave Ovens
Changing the power level doesn't seem to make any difference.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You should be able to get a replacement keypad, and that's not a hard job for a DIYer.
If you're interested, post your correct brand and model and I'll give you a more specific suggestion.
(Your post subject says Jenn-Air M169B put it's posted under Sharp R-316FS so I'm not sure which you have).
If it's a Jenn-Air, you can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383
You can usually find Sharp exploded views by entering your FULL model number here: http://www3.sears.com (the 3 is correct)
You can order Sharp parts from there or from Tritronics at http://www.wehaveparts.com
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Posted on Jan 21, 2008
SOURCE: dead microwave
There are replacable fuses inside. Taking the microwave apart requires removal of a lot of screws and the cover that can be rather bulky. make sure it's unplugged and safe before you begin. you can get replacement fuses at radio shack, ect. be sure to buy the same type and amperage. if the blow a second time there may be other issues.
Posted on May 27, 2009
You can test safety thermostats with an ohmmeter. There should be a short circuit between the device's two terminals if it's closed. (This doesn't necessarily mean the device is good, though. It might be opening at too low a temperature when the oven is operating.) A high resistance or an open circuit means the thermostat has opened and needs to be replaced. An appliance parts store should have suitable replacements, or you can order from a number of online vendors. I usually start at the Sears parts site. They have part information for many models, and usually pretty fair prices for parts. But once you have the part number you need, a Google search will let you shop around.
It does sound like your oven shut down because of a thermostat. One is normally mounted on the magnetron tube that supplies the microwaves, and another is on the cooking cavity. I've had to replace these many times. If the main power fuse blows the oven will not come back on until it's replaced. But you might also have bad solder connections causing the trouble as well. I've seen solder joints on the control board and power filter board cause dead ovens.
If you're not absolutely sure of what you're doing working on a microwave, you might want to let a professional check it over and make an estimate. There are potentially lethal voltages present, and microwave leakage may be a concern as well.
Posted on May 28, 2009
Usually, when your microwave oven doesn't work it all, the internal fuse (thermal fuse) is blown. This fuse protects both you and the oven. When it blows, you need to have a qualified appliance repair technician replace it.
Door switch If the fuse isn't the problem, check the door hooks and the door-release button. When these are broken, the door switch doesn't activate, so the oven can't work.
Posted on May 29, 2009
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