Question about Kenmore Microwave Ovens
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microwave means you have a shorted membrane keypad.
So until it is repaired, please leave it unplugged or leave the door open.
You can find part numbers and helpful exploded view diagrams at the Sears Parts Site.
Once you have the part numbers, you can usually find them at a better
There are generally three ways to fix these models:
1. Have just your keypad replaced by a technician (we do it for $39.95 plus parts) or do it yourself.
If you (or someone you know) might want to replace it yourself, I have uploaded a handy guide with pictures showing you what's typically involved. It's here.
2. Order the control panel frame with keypad. This may cost a little more, but it's much easier.
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.
Some connectors on the relays may have a lock:
3. Replace the whole control box and keep your old one as a spare.
The control box is the control panel frame, keypad and circuit boards all in one. It's often very affordable, especially if you order it here.
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William E. Miller
Posted on Sep 27, 2009
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