Question about Kenmore 62702 Microwave Oven
All of the sudden my microwave started making a rattling noise, but it continued to run, meaning the lights, timer, turntable etc worked, however, the heating element doesn't appear to be working. It's a "built in" unit and I can't get to the back or sides of it. Also no error code appears. Everything looks normal. the power level is at 100% so I know that's not it.
Any suggestions would be helpful.
Was the noise something like someone growling into a coffee cup?
As odd as that sounds, that's a common sound for a bad magnetron to make, a hollow gurgling or sizzling.
It may be the magnetron, but generally, the most common causes of a failure to heat are:
- bad door switches or door switch mounts
- loose connection at the magnetron
- problem or loose connection on the control unit circuit board
- bad magnetron or other high voltage part
If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical safety information, info on door switch diagnosis and replacement, and
disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk
You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your FULL model number here: http://www3.sears.com (the 3 is correct)
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Posted on Dec 04, 2007
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