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The exterior lights ( the ones that light the stovetop below) no longer work on my Kenmore over-the-range microwave model 721.80599400. I have in the past, replaced a light bulb, and it worked. In this case, I replaced both bulbs, and neither light works. What do you think might be the problem, and can I fix it myself?

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  • John Lukasik Sep 04, 2010

    WRONG MICROWAVE. THE ONE YOU REFERENCED IS A WHIRLPOOL.

    MINE IS A KENMORE.

    ANY OTHER SUGGESTIONS?

    THANKS,

    JACK

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I am assuming the oven you have is as shown in this manual.

It is possible the key pad for the cook top lights is not working.

Did you check if the lights were actually blown when you replaced these?
Take a clean damp cloth and rub over the key pad a few times to remove any trapped impurity under it.

Have you checked the filters are clean and no grease is spreading into the lamp sockets?
Please post a comment to confirm if you find anything based on my observations.

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I found the following web page, which is your exact problem, and the things you can do to try to fix it:
http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/microwave-repair/113800-over-range-microwave-range-lights-not-working.html
If the following website has your model, they will have neat diagrams and a list of parts:
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/
Good luck, hope this helps, and thanks for using FixYa.

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