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Ticking sound when running microwave

When i run the microwave i hear a ticking sound. it has no problem heating the cup of water

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  • MikeD2 Jun 22, 2008

    I have the same problem with my Kenmore over the range Model #636893.
    Microwave works fine but in the last few days it started making a "ticking" or slight "buzzing" sound while running. It is about 4 years old.
    Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.


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It may be a noise coming from the turntable motor or stirrer motor, if so equipped.

If it's not too loud, I wouldn't worry about it unless it gets louder or you get further symptoms.

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