Question about Kenmore Microwave Ovens
I have a Kenmore over the range (or Microhood, I guess) that was manufactured in June 2002 and purchased in November 2002 (model 66560652000). We are remodeling our kitchen and had to remove the microwave. It is sitting on a table and we have been using it. Today, I noticed when I went to use it that it was warm inside and the bottom was hot. I could leave my hand on it, but felt the heat radiate when I pulled it away. The rest of inside microwave was lukewarm, the outside was fine, except for the bottom, which I could feel was warm (I cannot lift the microwave to see how hot it was underneath). I unplugged it and it began cooling down within minutes. What is going on and is it worth repairing? This has been going on for at least a couple days as my mother informed me she noticed it was warm when she used it this weekend.Thank you!
I would suspect that when the microwave oven was on the table the vent or air openings were restricted by the table. Without free flowing air the control and other components could build up heat. It is doubtful that you built up enough heat to damage anything as this unit has more than one over temperature safety devices built into it.
That being said, the excess heat could weaken something internally especially on the control that would cause it to fail sooner than later in life.
My advice would be to leave it unplugged until it is mounted back on the wall per the instructions and use it then as normal. If it fails in the next year or so replace it at that time.
Posted on May 03, 2010
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