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My Kenmore Elite over the range microwave model 85293 will only run for a few seconds and then it atuomatically stops and says F-9 on the display pad. It does not heat anything. What does F-9 mean?

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Just had this happen - the repair guy says it is the inverter. And they have stopped making the part so it cannot be fixed!!! When did you buy your unit?

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Our microwave stops after a few seconds and code comes up F9


It of course depends on the model number, but here's some discussion from other boards:

F-9 on this microwave IS inverter related. There is a service tech troubleshooting document stuffed in behind the control board cover which has some testing proceedures. My problem was the magnatron and checked out bad with the help of this document. It would run for a few seconds making clicks and then say F-9. It has been working great since I replaced the magnatron PN 6324w1a002c.

f9 model 721.63764300
Kenmore Elite 36 " over tne counter microwave is supplied by LG made by Gold Star, made in China. It's main problem is the high voltage inverter board supplyed by Sears Parts. If you get a F-9 code on your microwave display screen and the micro quits it's probably this board. Reset the machine by pulling the power plug and waiting an hour. If it is the high voltage board is at fault it will probably fail after 45 seconds of start up. This part is really hard to get at but is less than $100. A qualified technician should be able to remove and repair this item in less than hour. Some techs will quote you $300 labor, don't buy it, it should cost a $100 or less. No need to buy another microwave.

To find helpful exploded view diagrams and get part numbers, you can just enter your full model number at the Sears parts site.

But Sears parts can usually be obtained for far less here by entering either the part number.

A full Sears/Kenmore model number has 3 digits, a dot, then 8 more digits, such as ###.########.


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Sep 07, 2010 | Kenmore Microwave Ovens

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Hit the start button and runs for 6 sec then code F-9 can't find manual


You didn't mention your brand or model, but F9 code on an LG sometimes means either a bad door switch or a loose door switch mount.

See this file on door switches.

If a switch is all you need, we offer a universal type for only $5 postpaid which you can order here.

Here is more info on F9 as it relates to some brands and models:

Sears Kenmore Whierlpool LG 721.63683300

"F-9 on this microwave IS inverter related. There is a service tech troubleshooting document stuffed in behind the control board cover which has some testing proceedures. My problem was the magnatron and checked out bad with the help of this document. It would run for a few seconds making clicks and then say F-9. It has been working great since I replaced the magnatron PN 6324w1a002c."

"f9 model 721.63764300
Kenmore Elite 36 " over tne counter microwave is supplied by LG made by Gold Star, made in China. It's main problem is the high voltage inverter board supplyed by Sears Parts. If you get a F-9 code on your microwave display screen and the micro quits it's probably this board. Reset the machine by pulling the power plug and waiting an hour. If it is the high voltage board is at fault it will probably fail after 45 seconds of start up. This part is really hard to get at but is less than $100. A qualified technician should be able to remove and repair this item in less than hour. Some techs will quote you $300 labor, don't buy it, it should cost a $100 or less. No need to buy another microwave.
"

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Jul 02, 2010 | LG LMVM1945 Microwave Oven

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My Kenmore Elite Ultra Wave Technology microwave is displaying an F-9 error. What does that mean?


Here are a couple of quotes from another forum:

"Kenmore Elite 36 " over tne counter microwave is supplied by LG made by Gold Star, made in China. It's main problem is the high voltage inverter board supplyed by Sears Parts. If you get a F-9 code on your microwave display screen and the micro quits it's probably this board. Reset the machine by pulling the power plug and waiting an hour. If it is the high voltage board is at fault it will probably fail after 45 seconds of start up. This part is really hard to get at but is less than $100. A qualified technician should be able to remove and repair this item in less than hour. Some techs will quote you $300 labor, don't buy it, it should cost a $100 or less. No need to buy another microwave."

"F-9 on this microwave IS inverter related. There is a service tech troubleshooting document stuffed in behind the control board cover which has some testing proceedures. My problem was the magnatron and checked out bad with the help of this document. It would run for a few seconds making clicks and then say F-9. It has been working great since I replaced the magnatron PN 6324w1a002c."

Note that part numbers mentioned may not for your model.

You can usually find exploded views and order parts by entering your model number at the Sears parts site.

BUT once you have the part number from the Sears parts site, you can often get the parts cheaper here

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

May 25, 2010 | Kenmore 63662 / 63664 / 63669 Microwave...

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F-9 pops up - microwave stops after 5 seconds. This is a Kenmore Elite Microwave, made in 2003. Model 721 63683300


Hello :

The F-9 error code indicates a defective control board, inverter or line voltage too high .

WARNING : A microwave is capable to give you a serious electrical shock even when it's unplugged , so I recommend you to call a repair technician for help .

good luck .

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Apr 04, 2010 | Kenmore Microwave Ovens

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I have a kenmore moicrowave oven mode 721.63763


Some have found that the door latch and door switch causes this problem. Try holding door closed tighter and see if it goes away. If so, probably adjust the door switch.

Dec 23, 2009 | Kenmore Microwave Ovens

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UNIT POWERS OFF AND DISPLAYS "F-9"


an inverter failure. This can sometimes by caused by a power surge or glitch through the electrical lines. You can sometimes clear this fault by completely unplugging the microwave for 1 minute. Plug it back in and see if the fault code returns. If it does, then you have an internal component failure that will need to be serviced by a technician. Microwaves must be serviced by technicians due to the inherent dangers involved in repairing these appliances. Internal capacitors can retain a lethal electrical charge even though the unit is completely unplugged. A microwave radiation leakage test must be performed on the unit following any internal component repair

Aug 03, 2017 | Kenmore Microwave Ovens

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Model 72180883400


Hi,
F-9 error code indicates a defective control board, inverter or line voltage too high. f the microwave runs for about 7 seconds with a ticking sound..then stops and shows "F-9", it is the magnetron that has failed. The fact that the unit starts and runs with the TICKING SOUND means the control board is sending signal to inverter board and the inverter board is sending signal to magnetron. Magnetron is covered by full 5 year warranty, inverter board is only 3 years.

Sep 01, 2008 | Kenmore 62702 Microwave Oven

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Kenmore elite microwave oven displays "Locked" and will not respond


My Kenmore Elite microwave (don't have the model number in front of me) also mysteriously locked its own keypad (we were sitting in an adjacent room, heard a strange beep, and got up to find the LED reading "Locked."). I pressed and held down the Stop/Clear button for ~10 seconds and it returned to normal.

Mar 01, 2008 | Kenmore 62622 Microwave Oven

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Stainless Steel Kenmore Elite 36 in. 2.0 cu. ft. Microhood Combination Model 63763


Generally the F9 code indicates a problem with the door latch (usually upper) or with the control board. You can do a Google search for my text file "doorsw.txt" to help you diagnose and repair door switch trouble. BUT - since it always stops at 53 seconds, that leads me to think you have trouble with the control unit (circuit board / controller assembly). Once you read and digest the info on door switches, please feel free to do an updated post and I'll be happy to help you further. It may be corrupted ROM in the control unit. But let us know what you find out. - online they call me "William E. Miller, AS-EET"

Oct 15, 2006 | Kenmore 63763 Microwave Oven

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