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Kenmore 401.8008700 ran 10 minutes thought I'd set on timer

After ten minutes, realized minstake and opened door to turn off. No panel power or control response now but outlet working.

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It could be the fuse. You will also need to check the condition and alignment of the door switches.
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This is usually caused by either a bad door switch or a loose door switch mount, which are pretty simple problems to fix.

Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside.

Door switch or mount trouble is usually caused by slamming the door or by opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.

There are plastic mounts inside the microwave which hold the door switches and onto which the door latches lock when you close the door.

The screws on these mounts may be loose. If they get too loose, the switches will not be activated properly.

Sometimes it's a broken tab on the switch holder, allowing the switch to rotate just out of position. This tab can be hard to see, since it is under the bottom edge of the switch.

If the switch mount is broken, it's usually more economical and safer to add a dab or two of hot glue to the mount to secure the switch. Let it cool for about 30 minutes before using.

One test that sometimes helps is to gently lift up (and/or push down) on the door or handle as you try to start it. If it works or tries to work, then it's a door switch mount or door alignment issue.

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

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

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At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

If you only need a switch, you can order a universal type here for $5 postpaid.

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

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I looked at the previous "solution" to your first inquiry. Let's set that aside, shall we...

Generally, faulty door switches will cause it to either run but not heat, not start, or blow the fuse as the door is opened or closed.

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This is often a case that the oven was actually running (cooking) empty.

This will cause the magnetron to overheat, and its attached thermal cutout (or thermostat, depending on the model) to open.

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At our site, we now have a video available showing how to remove a typical control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

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

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.

The mini manual will show the location of the thermal cutouts / thermostats.

If this does not get you a FixYa, please reply back and update us with your situation.

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

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

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