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Offline JoeDem

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Push button on Kenmore microwave is broken
« on: October 19, 2009, 09:56:30 AM »
I have a 1996 Kenmore Quick Touch microwave with a push button that opens the door. It still opens the door, but the microwave will not heat unless I push the button in halfway and keep holding it.

This kind of defeats the purpose of microwave convenience. I turned the microwave over but didn't see any way to access the button's internals. Does anyone know of a way to fix or replace this button?

Model 565.66400690
« Last Edit: October 19, 2009, 11:45:37 AM by Al Capone »

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Re: Push button on Kenmore microwave is broken
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2009, 10:17:48 AM »
Hi JoeDem

Could you post the full model number for us? The model number can be found on the model/serial number tag that is located on the microwave.

Sears/Kenmore model number starts with three digits and end with eight.

For example. 110.12344678

Check picture below for possible model number tag locations:



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Re: Push button on Kenmore microwave is broken
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2009, 10:47:08 AM »
Sure, this is model # 565.66400690

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Re: Push button on Kenmore microwave is broken
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2009, 11:08:42 AM »
On the inside of the door is a series of 3 or 4 door interlock micro-switches that allow for voltage on the low side of the power to go to the controller. Replacing those micro switches are simple enough. This AJ blog gives a good explanation:
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Re: Push button on Kenmore microwave is broken
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2009, 11:46:10 AM »
I updated the topic to include the model number info, thanks.

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