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I have a Sears kenmore microwave oven and when i press start it does not start but sometimes I unplug it and wait a while then re plug it and then it works. G.

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Joey S
Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

You could be describing a touch pad or control board issue. I have a GE table top microwave and there are times that I have to push START twice before it would start and I haven't been able to diagnose which one is at fault because there is no test procedure for the touch pad. Some models will have a key pad test so a service technician could test to see if the Start pad is working.

I am sorry, but we do not give repair information on microwave ovens because they are inherently dangerous to service. Microwaves contain high voltage internal components that can retain a lethal electrical charge even when the microwave is completely unplugged. Door repairs and adjustments, even minor ones, can cause microwave leakage, and a microwave shielding leakage test must be performed using a survey meter after any microwave service. That's why I strongly warn you to have this repair handled only by a qualified service technician. You can schedule service online with Sears Home Services or by calling 1-800-4-MY-HOME.

Normally at ManageMyLife.com we like to help you with all of your repairs, but our expert advice is that microwaves are just too dangerous.
by Joey S Earned 1,944 community points in Kenmore
January 20th, 2012
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afritz afritz
I am sorry you are experiencing difficulties with your Microwave. Microwaves contain high voltage internal components that can retain a lethal electrical charge even when the microwave is completely unplugged. Door repairs and adjustments, even minor ones, can cause microwave leakage and a microwave shielding leakage test must be performed using a survey meter after any microwave service. I strongly suggest that you have this repair handled only by a qualified service technician. I have provided a link To Sears Home Services if you decide to schedule service. If you think it may be cost effective to just replace the unit, I have also provided a link to the Microwave section of Sears.com to price out what a replacement would cost.
by afritz afritz Earned 1,258 community points in Kenmore
January 19th, 2012
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