The Start button on my microwave just fell right into the side panel of my microwave when I pushed it "on" and now, of course, nothing works. This thing has been a problem since the day I bought it and I wish I had never been captivated the the "works inside the door" feature, which I thought was pretty cool. Help!
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Issue with your Main Panel Power Fail to innitiate ..Du to Component mal-functioning inside the unit ...Possibility Magnetron defect, Or main Transformer Over heat, Also check for safety swich on the door for bad connection...
first thing I would suggest is a hard
reset. Unplug the unit for a
minute or so. Then plug it back in, set the clock and try again.
If that doesn't work,
leave it unplugged for about 5 minutes.
If it is just failing to start when you press "Start", it may just be a door switch or mount. See this file.
If several keys are not working, it is almost certainly a bad keypad.
should be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit
control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is
very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating
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Check the door safety switches . remove the cover ... look on the right side near the top. Just because they sound like they are working doesnt mean they are working. Sheck them with an ohm meter or other contunity tester.
Door switches are the most common reason for microwave failure.
When you hold a button in you are bypassing the safety controls Marian. Microwave energy can be deadly so you are taking a chance here. I recommend you consider replacing the oven as the new ovens are cheap and have great features. Service on these units cost more than a new unit.
The most common suspect here is a shorted high voltage capacitor, since you say it blew the fuse right after Start, but I would certainly suggest checking the door switches and door switch mounts first.
Just be sure you installed the right fuse. It would be a
The switch mounts seem to break at about this point in the life of these models.
If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info (as well as a text file which helps in diagnosing and repairing door switch problems) at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk
You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your model number here: http://www3.sears.com (the three is correct)