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Kenmore elite model 665.61683101. It starts then stops and keeps doing this. The timer continues to count down.

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Quite often this is due to a bad door switch. Opening the door while cooking (without first hitting the STOP pad) is the primary cause of door switch failure. 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

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Same thing happened to us. We just came back from Sears, where we bought another. Just for giggles, my wife suggested unplugging the old one and plugging it back in again. It works now. New one's going back to the store.

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I checked the 200 amp breaker box and found that the screw for the wire going to the breaker for the microwave was already as tight as it could go. So, it appears that there is nothing more to do with this and I don't think I'll have any more problems with this microwave.

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See this file on door switches.

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If you someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

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If you think the problem is on the control panel, which we repair these nationwide for $39.95 postpaid.

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