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Microwave runs but will not heat(unit is approx. 5yrs old)

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  • claytjani Jul 03, 2008

    microwave is Kenmore Elite Mod#721.63684300....every thing works,but no heat....can hear clicking noise behind control panel every 10 sec.

  • claytjani Jul 03, 2008

    getting F-9 error code at times

  • claytjani Jul 03, 2008

    is it worthwhile to repair this microwave or better to buy a new one($500 new)?

  • claytjani Jul 03, 2008

    approx cost to replace magnatron???

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F-9 error code- means the problem in the door lock circuit,lost of door lock circuit protection or door latch supervisory ....
solution: check wiring and test operation of door lock switch,check ,replace clock assembly (also called the ERC) or if relay used then replace power relay board.

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    ERC -means electronic range control /clock failures of this part can affect the heating process.Below the site sales parts on line and more information F-9 code error http://www.repairclinic.com/0078.asp#Kit...
    http://fixitnow.com/oven-repair-faq
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If your microwave is less then 5 years old, the magnetron might be still cover under manufaturers warranty. F9 error code is related to magnetron failure and will need to be replace.

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The heating mechanism is worn out

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If it is not heating then the magnatron needs to be replaced.

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Ekse is exactly right time to by a new one

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  • chris07551 Jul 03, 2008

    also i googled it 4 u and found this info that the heating part has failed can cost up to 120 dollars to be repaired cheaper to by a new micowave

  • chris07551 Jul 03, 2008

    and also the heating meganizim is also dear i got qouated 80 dollars and that was 4 a chepo micowave

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You will have to take the microwave to repair or buy a new one.
The unit / part that does the heating has failed.

Replacement parts may be available if you are interested in repairing it yourself.

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The problem may be with your thermostat check that ,and repair it

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