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Microwave started to turn on by itself. Read out said service may be necessary. Then it just stopped working....no lights, no buttons, no electricity.

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SOURCE: Light won't turn off, microwave won't work

the door switch is likely stuck open.

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SOURCE: My kenmore microwave automatically starts and can not be stopped

If and when an oven is coming on or doing anything by itself, this is very dangerous and can result in a fire.

So until it is repaired, please leave it unplugged or leave the door open.

Is it possible that some spray cleaner got into the controls?

I always recommend that users instead spray cleaner on a soft cloth then wipe the control panel.

Also, I always recommend non-ammonia cleaners since ammonia can crack and damage plastic.

Otherwise, the spray can get into the controls and lock it up or make it act odd.

If it does not dry out over time, it may need to be manually dried or blown out.

The keypad may be damaged or worn out, or control unit may be damaged.

If and when an oven is coming on or doing anything by itself, this is very dangerous and can result in a fire.

So until it is repaired, please leave it unplugged or leave the door open.

On some models, the membrane keypad is not available as a separate part, so you would have to order the control panel frame assembly which comes with a new keypad.

In this case, you simply move your circuit board into the new frame. That is a simple do-it-yourself job.

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.

Then you unplug the keypad (as per the photo below) and move the circuit board into your frame.

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Some connectors on the relays may have a lock:

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You can find handy exploded views and get part numbers by entering your full model number at the Sears Parts Site.

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

Once you have the Sears part number, you can usually get parts cheaper here.

If you might be interested in having us so the work for you, we charge $39.95.

Feel free to contact me directly.

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http://www.microwavedisplay.com

Posted on Oct 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Microwave Oven EM-804T

When I opened up the microwave cover, noticed that the door latch mechanism was worn and not holding up the interlock switch. A thick piece of tape on the worn piece of plastic and microwave was back to working (I had symptom of the timer counting down without the microwave turning on)

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SOURCE: My microwave is 4 years old. It stopped heating

the problem is the diode connected between the chassis and high voltage capacitor. before checking, you must discharge the capacitor by shorting the lead by screwdriver then test the diode by ohmmeter.

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