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What does code -SE- mean on my microwave display?

I have a Kenmore microwave model number 40180089700, serial number 849MM01217, which I purchased at Sears January 2009. It's a microwave hood combination. The code -SE- shows on the display, which is causing the microwave to not operate. I've looked up troubleshooting in the owners manual and the code is nowhere to be found. Does anyone know what the code -SE- means? I want to know what the problem is BEFORE scheduling a service call. Thank you!

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"SE" means you have a shorting membrane keypad.

This is actually a pretty simple do it yourself repair.

The most economical solution is to replace the control panel frame assembly ("control") , which comes with a new keypad already installed.

It is part number DE94-01647A and you can order it from the

Sears Parts Direct Web site

for $59.99. (first link)

You can see a video showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes


. (second link)

The attached images show you how to disconnect the controller.

Since you're not adjusting or removing the door or hinges, a microwave leakage test is not necessary.
by Manage My Life
October 5th, 2011
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