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Kenmore microwave ..721.62642200

Night lights on microwave wont burn,replaced both bulbs. Both were blown,have not checked anything yet.Possible solution? Can I pull apart with out taking off wall?Everything else works fine.

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  • burnthills Nov 26, 2008

    Night lights will not go on.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    Microwave will only runwhen door is lifted or pulled out a fraction

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We see this a lot. The problem is on the control panel, which we regularly repair nationwide for $39.95 postpaid.

This light failure often occurs when a bulb goes out and the filament shorts, or when the bulbs are removed or installed without first unplugging the oven from the power line. Either can cause such a failure on the controller.

This can often also affect the exhaust fan operation, too. The lights and fan can be inoperable or stuck on too.

Details of our service and critical safety information and disassembly information is at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

You can send it without removing the oven from the wall.

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

Posted on Mar 11, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore Microwave model 721 62624200

We see this a lot. The problem is almost certainly on the control panel, which we regularly repair nationwide for $39.95 postpaid.

This light failure often occurs when a bulb goes out and the filament shorts, or when the bulbs are removed or installed without first unplugging the oven from the power line. Either can cause such a failure on the controller.

Details of our service and critical safety information and disassembly information is at our site, linked here on Fixya:
http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

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

Posted on Nov 26, 2007

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