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Kenmore Microhood 401.80089 - L SE L error

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I have a Kenmore Microhood 401.8009, 1.7 cu feet, 1100 watts.

After cooking some baked potatoes on the sensor setting this evening, the microwave completed its cycle and beeped when ready. We ate the potatoes, and when it was time to clean up, the screen said "L SE L" where the "L" are small and super script. (it may be "5E" not sure). No buttons work. I unplugged it for a while, and when replugging the screen lists the familiar "PRESS CLOCK TO .." and then beeps three times and back to the "L SE L".

Any ideas?

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  • egerrits Jun 11, 2008

    Thanks. I'll see if I can get Sears to repair it...

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    I am having the same issues listed with my kenmore microwave. It all of a sudden started beeping out of no where. I unplugged it and left it unplugged for hours. When I plug it back in, it asks me to set the time, but then either beeps again or now it currently has SE displayed. It's complete model number is 401.80089700

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The 401 model prefix means it's actually made by Samsung.

On some Samsung models, there is an odd SE error message that seems to be vexing a lot of people.

It's probably a sensor going bad, or maybe scrambled code in the microprocessor, but it's odd.

There is one discussion of it here.

I hate to say it, but since it's a Kenmore brand, you're going to have to call Sears for service.

You can find them at http://www.sears.com

I really hope they can help you.

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Posted on Jun 08, 2008

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    William Miller Jul 21, 2008

    UPDATE

    The -SE-error is a shorted keypad.



    If you (or someone you know) might want to replace it yourself, I have uploaded a handy guide with pictures showing you what's typically involved.



    If you would like to have us do this for you, we do that for $39.95 plus part costs.



    Please feel free to contact me directly if you need more help.



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I have the same model and after 3 years of good service the SE error popped up. After watching some YouTube videos and preparing myself to order a replacement membrane panel, I tried taking it apart (wiping off all the grease that had accumulated .. ewww) and put it back together. Was successful and works perfectly again. Just need a phillips screw driver and patience to figure out how to remove the plastic panels and get at the control panel ... it's not hard to fix this yourself .. even if it means having to order a new control panel.

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