Question about Kenmore Microwave Ovens

Open Question

Trouble shooting kenmore microwave and fan Model #85450

The microwave just went completely dead nothing works

Posted by Anonymous on

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

MicrowaveSvc
  • 9047 Answers

SOURCE: Microwave Oven completely dead

I sure hope the hood fan was on... It should always be on whenever you're boiling on the stove top, otherwise moisture can get into the microwave controls. The typical microwave will have just one power line fuse and two thermal fuses and/or thermostats, and the failure of any one of these can render the oven "dead". One thermostat / thermal cutout will be on or near the magnetron and one will be on top of the chassis / cavity. Does the inside light come on when you open the door? If so, then it's probably a problem in the control unit. If not, then it may be a bad thermostat or thermal cutout but it may still be the control unit. We have *critical* safety and disassembly info at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk You may find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your base model number (without the suffix) here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383 or http://www3.sears.com If you think it's a problem with the control panel, we repair those for $32.50 nationwide in most cases. Full info is available via our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

Posted on Feb 22, 2007

MicrowaveSvc
  • 9047 Answers

SOURCE: GE Microwave Oven JE2160

A microwave can be dead for many reasons.

It may be the fuse, which is usually located behind the grille or on the floor of the oven behind the control panel or between the door switches.

If the fuse is good, it may be an open thermostat or thermal cutout (TCO) / thermal fuse on or near the magnetron or on top of the cavity / body of the oven.

If it goes dead for a while during or after cooking then comes back on, the magnetron is probably overheating and causing the magnetron thermostat to open.

Then when it cools, it closes the circuit and allows power through again.

When checking thermostats, if it has a hood fan thermostat, that should read open, as opposed to the others, which should read closed.

If it went dead almost immediately after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a shorted high-voltage capacitor.

If it went dead a few seconds after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a failing high-voltage transformer.

If it goes dead or blows the breaker (or GFI) when you plug it in or open or close the door, then there's a problem with a door switch or door switch mount.

If it's intermittent or random, it may be a bad connection, usually on the control board or a loose fuse holder, or even an intermittent fuse.

You should do a continuity test on the fuse while it's in the holder (with the microwave unplugged, of course) then turn the fuse by hand or take it out and put it back in, then test it again.

If you remove the fuse, then press the meter leads against the ends, it can allow internal contact to be made and make a bad fuse appear to be good.

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical safety information and disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa.

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

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

Posted on Aug 24, 2008

brainyass
  • 242 Answers

SOURCE: Kenmore 565.6050.9990 microwave dead

Start taking all screws out until you can access fuse.

Posted on Sep 17, 2008

MicrowaveSvc
  • 9047 Answers

SOURCE: need manual

You will need the free Acrobat Reader to view or print the online manual.

To download the owner's manual, just enter your full model number at the
Sears parts site.

On the resulting page, look to the right for the blue "View Manuals" button.

15a2c20.jpg

That Sears-related site has many free manuals. While the manuals they list there are all free, they will ask you to register.

Many times, the owner's manual will have the installation instructions inside.

If yours is not listed there for free, you would have to order it through the
Sears parts site.

Are you currently having a problem with the unit?

If so, please reply back with details.

If not...

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

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

MicrowaveSvc
  • 9047 Answers

SOURCE: My GE Built-in microwave model JVM1870 appears to have died

A microwave can be dead for many reasons.

It may be the fuse, which is usually located behind the grille, on the floor of the oven behind the control panel, between the door switches, or on the filter board near where the cord comes into the unit.

If the fuse is good, it may be an open thermostat or thermal cutout (TCO) / thermal fuse on or near the magnetron or on top of the cavity / body of the oven.

If it goes dead for a while during or after cooking then comes back on, the magnetron is probably overheating and causing the magnetron thermostat to open.

Then when it cools, it closes the circuit and allows power through again.

When checking TCOs or thermostats, if it has a hood fan thermostat, that should read open, as opposed to the others, which should read closed.

If the cavity thermostat needs to be checked or replaced you'll need to pull the oven from the wall.

You can download GE owner's manuals and installation instructions here to make that easier.

If it went dead almost immediately after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a shorted high-voltage capacitor.

If it went dead a few seconds after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a failing high-voltage transformer.

If it goes dead or blows the breaker (or GFI) when you plug it in or open or close the door, then there's a problem with a door switch or door switch mount.

If it's intermittent or random, it may be a bad connection, usually on the control board or a loose fuse holder, or even an intermittent fuse.

You should do a continuity test on the fuse while it's in the holder (with the microwave unplugged, of course) then turn the fuse by hand or take it out and put it back in, then test it again.

If you remove the fuse, then press the meter leads against the ends, it can allow internal contact to be made and make a bad fuse appear to be good.

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical safety information and disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa.

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

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

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

KitchenAid microwave went totally dead


i suggest you go to wal mart and purchase another one after you check your power outlet with another item before you do replace it or try plugging it in else wjere if none of the suggested things i have said works, i suspect its dead, i know of no one who repairs the things,, due to there usually throw away cheap made to start with,, good luck..

Aug 06, 2012 | KitchenAid Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

We installed a GE Spacemaker Microwave. I put some potatoes in and the microwave was working, suddenly it went off. No light nothing, it just went completely dead. Came back ON after 15 mins,started...


The main fuse may be intermittent, causing complete power failure, the other possibility is a defective door switch not operating properly, or loose plug in the power feed, I suggest a technician to take closer look at the system because this could prove tricky to find the culprit.

Jan 26, 2011 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Kenmore Elite worked fine for months, then went dead. No screen, no power, nothing. Cord is plugged in, fuse is fine, circuit breaker is fine also. Any ideas?


This will require trouble shooting with power present and a qualified individual should do this. Verify power at the plug and trace to the board. It could be a bad wire, loose connection, open cavity thermostat, or a failed board assuming power is available and the fuse is good.
Eric

Apr 10, 2010 | Kenmore 63792 Microwave Oven

1 Answer

My whirlpool mh3185xps went completely dead. No


sorry but yes its time to replace it,
oh,, by the way,,,
your very lucky to still be alive right now!!!
tinkering inside of a microwave could kill you,,,
inside of your microwave is a very big capacitor it works just like a police stun gun works,,,however it dont just stun you,,,it kills you! witch would realy spoil your day, be warned, many a fool has took a free flying losson from one of them but servived just!

Jan 09, 2010 | Whirlpool MH3185XPS Microwave Oven

1 Answer

The fan on our Kenmore microwave oven is not working.


My husband took the unit off the wall looked down into the fan and found a dead mouse keeping the fan from spinning. We removed the dead mouse cleaned up the area. Turned on the oven. The fan worked perfectly. Then he rehung the microwave.
Thanks!

Aug 18, 2009 | Kenmore 63662 / 63664 / 63669 Microwave...

2 Answers

My kenmore ELITE 721.64282 microwave/convection just stopped


I just had the exact same problem. :( Did you find anything out?

May 23, 2009 | Kenmore 63792 Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Kenmore 565.6050.9990 microwave dead


Start taking all screws out until you can access fuse.

Sep 17, 2008 | Kenmore 62622 Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Just stop working


A microwave can be dead for many reasons.

If the fuse is good, it may be an open thermostat or thermal cutout (TCO) / thermal fuse on or near the magnetron or on top of the cavity / body of the oven.

If it goes dead for a while during or after cooking then comes back on, the magnetron is probably overheating and causing the magnetron thermostat to open.

Then when it cools, it closes the circuit and allows power through again.

When checking thermostats, if it has a hood fan thermostat, that should read open, as opposed to the others, which should read closed.

If it went dead almost immediately after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a shorted high-voltage capacitor.

If it went dead a few seconds after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a failing high-voltage transformer.

If it goes dead or blows the breaker when you plug it in or open or close the door, then there's a problem with a door switch or door switch mount.

If it's intermittent or random, it may be a bad connection, usually on the control board or a loose fuse holder, or even an intermittent fuse.

You should do a continuity test on the fuse while it's in the holder (with the microwave unplugged, of course) then turn the fuse by hand or take it out and put it back in, then test it again.

If you remove the fuse, then press the meter leads against the ends, it can allow internal contact to be made and make a bad fuse appear to be good.

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical safety information and disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

You can probably find an exploded view by entering your FULL model number here: http://www.searspartsdirect.com

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Jun 07, 2008 | Kenmore Microwave Ovens

Not finding what you are looking for?
Microwave Ovens Logo

Related Topics:

186 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kenmore Microwave Ovens Experts

William Miller
William Miller

Level 3 Expert

9047 Answers

Jaime Hernandez

Level 3 Expert

2315 Answers

Jim Thurston

Level 3 Expert

670 Answers

Are you a Kenmore Microwave Oven Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...