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Kenmore microwave 721.80593402 died

The gadget is about 3 year old. Went off out of the blue after starting cooking. Burnt fuse replaced, all the lights came on, but when started cooking, the whole unit died again (tried twice) . What could that be? How can I get it fixed? My Kenmore Elite Microwave at first would not work at all after plugging it into the wall. I took it apart and put in a new fuse, then when I plugged it in the wall, it gave power and prompted me to enter the clock information, etc. Then, whenever I press the start button on the unit, the circuit breaker immediately pops, but the fuse is still okay. Do you know what might be wrong with the microwave or what needs to be replaced? Obviously, something is shorted...

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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 you or someone you know wants to look into this, we have critical safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

You can probably find exploded views and order parts by entering your model number here: http://www.searspartsdirect.com

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.

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

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You can probably find exploded views and order parts by entering your model number here: http://www.searspartsdirect.com

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