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The bell sound on the microwave quit--otherwise unit works find

The unit is 6 years old and is a built in Kenmore Elite. When the bell quit the time also went off but I was able to reset that.

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Try a hard reset by unplugging the oven for a minute or so, then plugging it back in, setting the clock, and checking it again.

If it still doesn't sound, check your owner's manual to see it the sound can be controlled via the control panel.

If for some reason you don't still have yours, you can find it here.

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Posted on Jan 17, 2013

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SOURCE: Microwave does not heat

Just had the same experience with the identical model. Removed the cover (a challenge because of the security screws), revealing valuable troubleshooting directions intended for an experienced technician. However, I think the info is well within the reach of a typical DIY person, does not require any dangerous power-on conditions. However, make sure that you discharge the HV capacitor before trouble shooting. In my case, it appears that the HV diode is open, have ordered a replacement on the internet for $3.18, easy to replace. Hope it works. Good luck.

Posted on Jul 14, 2007

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SOURCE: Turn off Beep on old Magic Chef microwave

On some older models, there is a sliding switch on the bottom edge of the control panel that turns it off. I've seen these on older Amanas, but not sure about others.

In newer models, they have some kind of help key which will get to to a menu which will turn it off.

Other models in between usually don't have that feature. In such cases, I as a technician have removed the beeper or taped over it to make it quieter, or even lifted one leg of a resistor attached to the beeper.

Someone less technical or less patient could just push the beeper sideways until it snaps off. No more beeps! *grin* And really, it is much weaker than the circuit board so it's a viable, if inelegant solution.

One other thing is to call Magic Chef with your model number:
http://www.mcappliance.com/contactus/contactus.asp

Posted on Nov 18, 2007

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SOURCE: Microwave does not heat/cook

hi

power spikes are very damaging to a microwaves internal parts, it sounds like your transformer and/or magnetron are blown. if the unit is out of warranty I would recommend calling a repairman or getting a new microwave (the transformer & magnetron are expensive and dangerous to work on) also get a small single plug surge protector for the new one.

Posted on Mar 23, 2008

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SOURCE: kenmore microwave 721.80412500

The owner's manual should spell that all out.

But if you don't still have yours, you can download one via Sears' "Manage My Home" site here. While it's free, you will have to register.

(You *may* be able to download it here without logging in. If not, go ahead and register. It's free.)

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Posted on Sep 25, 2008

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SOURCE: My Kenmore Elite Microwave model # 721-66469500 turn table stoppe

The turntable system consists of the motor, the coupler, the turntable support with rollers, and the tray.

You can see and hear a video of how a turntable motor should sound when you rotate it by hand.

If yours won't rotate or it sounds like it's grinding, etc., you may have a bad motor or plastic coupler.

To replace either, you need to unplug power, then remove the bottom cover of the oven.

You can usually find exploded views and order parts by entering your model number at the Sears parts site.

A full Sears/Kenmore model number has 3 digits, a dot, then 8 more digits, such as ###.########

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

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