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Kenmore 1995 Built in Microwave humming sound only when door is close

Microwave works fine except that when not in use with the door close it makes an annoing hum sound, if I pull the door out amout 1/8 of an inch the hum stops but I believe the inside fan that cools the magnetron is spinning (when I prop the door)

The Model number is 721.89940490 Serial number is 50308206

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This is usually caused by either a bad door switch, a loose door switch mount, or a problem on the control panel.

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

Switch or mount trouble can be caused by slamming the door or by opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.

If you or a friend 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

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://www.searspartsdirect.com

If you think the problem is on the control panel, which we repair these nationwide for $39.95 postpaid.

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

Posted on Feb 23, 2008

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