Model #66561689101 Kenmore Elite microwave/hood combo

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  • Door
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  • Interior And Ventilation
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  • Air Flow
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  • Magnetron And Turntable
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  • Cabinet And Installation
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Question and Answers

Q:

I have a Kenmore Elite Microwave Model #66561689101 and I need to know how to change the fuse and where it is located.

A:

Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

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.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
August 13, 2012
Q:

I have a Kenmore Elite Ultra Wave Microwave Hood Combination, model 66561689101. The exhaust fan rattles intensely when increasing speed(5-speeds). 66561689101 Kenmore Elite Microwave/hood combo

A:

Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

The repair would likely cost as much or more than it would to purchase a new one. It will likely need a new blower and fan assembly. The fan assembly is approximately $140-$150 not including the service fee and labor. It would likely cost approximately close to $400.00 to have it repaired.

I added a link to Sears.com where you can shop and compare models and prices of the new Microwave Hood Combination.

I hope this is helpful. If I may be of further assistance as more details become available, please reply to this post.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
November 29, 2012
Q:

microwave malfunctioning

A:

Thank you for your question.

By what you have stated, the microwave has an internal problem. 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.

Depending on the age and the condition, you might consider purchasing a new microwave. Please click here to see the units we offer now.

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.We thank you for your understanding in this matter and hope we can help you with other questions and repairs in the future.

Thank you for using Manage my life.

Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
December 01, 2011
A:

The cost of new microwaves has come down in price. Your microwave is old enough I recommend looking at a new unit. The service call and labor will cost about 129.00. The parts could cost around 100.00. The repair will have a 90 day warranty but a new unit will have 1 year warranty. Installing the microwave is not very difficult. It will come with templates and good instructions. If you are a little handy, you will not have a problem installing. I hope the make your decision easer.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
December 01, 2011
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Roberta: The 5E (or SE) error code indicates that the control board detects a shorted key on the control panel. A technician will need to replace the control keypad or the control board. I do not recommend that you attempt to repair this microwave failure yourself. Microwaves are inherently dangerous to service. Internal high voltage components in the microwave can retain a lethal electrical charge even when the unit is completely unplugged. A microwave radiation shielding test must be conducted on the microwave following any internal component repair. These are the reasons why I recommend calling a service technician to repair this failure. If the microwave is still under warranty, you can call Sears for service at 1-800-469-4663 (1-800-4MY-HOME). You could likely purchase a new microwave for what it would cost to have this one repaired.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
July 17, 2013
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