20 Most Recent Kenmore 80599 Microwave Oven Questions & Answers


We see (and repair) this a lot. The problem is on the control panel, which we regularly repair nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in about a week or so.

At our Web site, you can get details of our service, plus we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

This light failure often occurs when a bulb goes out and the filament shorts, or when the bulbs are removed or installed without first unplugging the oven from the power line. Either can cause such a failure on the controller.

The lights can can be inoperable or stuck on or stuck in "night light" mode. Sometimes this will similarly affect the fan operation or inside light, too.

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Kenmore 80599... | Answered on Sep 17, 2012


Try to gently twist it. Does it loosen? Are there screws holding a panel? Can you send a pic?

Kenmore 80599... | Answered on Oct 05, 2011


Hello, welcome to FixYa.

I understand based on your initial post you have Kenmore 72180592 microwave you are experiencing heat drop off, correct ? I don't know if you know or if it matters, but this unit is built by LG...as many Kenmore electronics/appliances are.


To address the issue you have, this microwave has 3 door switches, 2 secondary and 1 primary/monitor. It sounds like one of the switches is bad/not closing consistently. (the monitor switch is fine or else it would trip the fuse....this could also be a bad relay on the board, but I doubt it)


example:

macmarkus_1042.jpg


The one other thing I would suggest investigating is the door making contact with the switched correctly. I mean often on microwaves of this age the door hinge wears to a point the door will sag and not contact the switches inside the latchboard correctly.

Check on the upper and lower at left side where the hinge is located and see if the hinge or pin is worn...(you can usually cerify this by holding the door by the handle and see if it pivots up and down to an extreme

example:

macmarkus_1043.jpg


**make sure the unit is unplugged from it's power source before attempting any service...safety first**

I've posted a couple of links below that will direct you to the parts illustration (link 1) as well as the specific part I'm referencing...

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Kenmore-Parts/Microwave-Parts/Model-72180592400/0582/0123370?searchedModel=721-80592&blt=15

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Kenmore-Parts/Microwave-Parts/Model-72180592400/0582/0123370/50021605/00004?blt=06&prst=&shdMod=

Since you mentioned you had the unit open already, I presume you know how to access the part's I'm referring to. (If not let me know however)

Before doing so I recommend taking pictures or recording where the wires are located so you don't forget the proper location when re-assembling.

From this point it is just a matter of removing the switches from the latchboard and you should have no problem replacing them from there.


Hope this helps and thank you for choosing FixYa. Let me know if I can help going forward. Good luck.

Regards,

Macmarkus :

Kenmore 80599... | Answered on Sep 21, 2011


Hi, Did you check the fuse....they have a fuse inside, but you will have to take the cover off to get to it...be careful!!! the voltages still in there can kill you!!!Here is a tip that will help you to figure out what is wrong with yourMicrowave Oven....

Basic Microwave Oven TroubleshootingTips

heatman101

Kenmore 80599... | Answered on Mar 19, 2011


Hi,
No, that is not normal...but the alternative is a fairly costly repair...
The board in the microwave has gone wacky....the unit would need to be removed and they are not a DIY repair as there are very dangerous voltages in there...

I would just use it as is till you can replace it...

heatman101

Kenmore 80599... | Answered on Jan 01, 2011


due to the fact that micowaves produce extreme amounts of high range rayons the units are constructed with several safety features one of the main ones being twin micro switches built into the door latching. when the door is open it sends a signal to the microwave to stop working so unless both latches are in place and strike the switches the unit will think the door is open and not respont to cook. you will have to have the door latch replaced parts are available form www.kenmore.com as well as ebay and as close as your local reapir shop.

best of luck


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Kenmore 80599... | Answered on Dec 08, 2010


The Grille mounting screws directly on top of the microwave 2x screws hold the vent to the frame. check out the picture here.

Or paste it into your browser: http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/partsdirect/showSubComp.pd?imageUrl=http%3a%2f%2fc.searspartsdirect.com%2flis_png%2fPLDM%2f50027636-00003.png

Take off the 2x screws list# w142 and you will have access to the microwave light and filter if one is present.

Kenmore 80599... | Answered on Dec 06, 2010


Hi,
Here is a tip that will help you to figure out what is wrong with yourMicrowave Oven....

Microwave Oven Basic Troubleshooting Tips

heatman101


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Kenmore 80599... | Answered on Oct 26, 2010


We see (and repair) this a lot. The problem is on the control panel, which we regularly repair nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid with a one-year guarantee.

At our Web site, you can get details of our service, plus we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

This light failure often occurs when a bulb goes out and the filament shorts, or when the bulbs are removed or installed without first unplugging the oven from the power line. Either can cause such a failure on the controller.

The lights can can be inoperable or stuck on or stuck in "night light" mode. Sometimes this will similarly affect the fan operation or inside light, too.

Kenmore 80599... | Answered on Sep 08, 2010


look for dirt inside the cavity or the wave guide cover it's arcing... make sure you have something in the microwave, don't run it empty

Kenmore 80599... | Answered on Apr 03, 2010


If there is one it will be at the rear by the cable inlet. Either a pull out or screw in depending one where you live. Anything inside is protected by security screws because there is so much inside that wants to kill you!

Kenmore... | Answered on Jan 03, 2020


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Although theoretically possible, this is not recommended maintenance.

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Kenmore... | Answered on Dec 01, 2019


sorry but most diyers do not want combo units never saw one personally

Kenmore... | Answered on Nov 27, 2019

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