Question about Kenmore 80412 Microwave Oven
I was pre-cooking chicken for bar-b-que, 5 breasts on a plate with a plastic splatter over. Unit came with house I bought 2 months ago so age unknown. After a 3 minute cook, unit pops breaker when door opened. Repeats this event 2 more times with additional cooking cycles. Now just opening door pops breaker. Is there a critical door switch that can go bad? I connected unit to a different 20A branch on countertop and it popped that breaker too. Unit is currently unplugged, and was setup to vent into room. Ser # is 20904519, manufacture date not legible. Repair or replace?
Yes, this is caused by either a bad door switch or a loose door or loose door switch mount.
Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside. Its continuity must be checked.
Door 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 someone you know 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
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Posted on Mar 18, 2008
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