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72180523500 Kenmore Microwave - Overview

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$5.72

Switch,Micro

The door switch, often referred to as a primary interlock switch, provides power to the various components in the microwave when the door is in a closed position, and interrupts po...

$4.35

Light Bulb - 125V 30W

This is a light bulb and it is a part for your microwave. This bulb uses 30 watts, operates on 125 volts, and is an incandescent lamp. The function of this bulb is to illuminate the surface underneath and inside of your appliance while the door is open, and during a cooking cycle. You will need to replace this part if your door is open and the light is not activated. We recommend that you unplug your microwave and leave it inactive for some time before making this repair. Proceed with caution as the capacitors in a microwave can hold dangerous electrical charges for long periods of time even when the appliance has been unplugged.

$5.72

Switch,Micro

This micro-switch is designed for use in your microwave. The function of this part is to monitor the door latch position and communicate to the electronic control board whether the...

$17.98

Filter,Charcoal

This is an authentic LG charcoal filter for your microwave, sourced directly from the manufacturer. It is designed to remove odors from the air that circulate through your microwave vent. It measures approximately 11 inches in length, and 3 inches in width.

$5.72

Bracket,Idle

This bracket holds the metal or plastic flapper that closes off the exhaust duct when the fan is not running and opens when the fan turns on. If the exhaust fan on your microwave d...

$5.72

Lamp Holder

This genuine OEM light socket provides power to the light bulb in your microwave while holding it in place. This light socket is two pronged and the bulb should screw easily into it. If your light bulb will not light, check the bulb itself and light socket’s connection. If the socket is broken, or faulty it should be replaced immediately. Make sure to remove the high-voltage capacitor from your microwave before beginning this repair.

$4.35

Damper

This metal vent damper door closes off the exhaust duct when the fan is not running to stop outside air from entering the microwave unit, and opens when the fan turns on to allow a...

$4.35

Fuse,Time Delay

$15.54

Holder Assembly,Locker

$4.35

Holder,Cook Auxiliary

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Microwave would not rotate or heat up food.

  • Customer: Joshua from WHITE LAKE, MI
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 11 of 13 people found this instruction helpful
After watching a few youtube videos, I used a phillips SD to take controll pannel off to access the switches that sense when microwave door is closed. Swapped out all 3 switched and mocrowave works like new. $20 fix (shipping included) read more

The Microwave was completely dead and wouldn't run, light up or anything.

  • Customer: Christopher from SHERWOOD, OR
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
I followed an old appliance repair forums post from 2008 that discussed this exact common issue with this LG model. It took me quite a while to find the info. Then I used the schematic diagrams on your website to find where the part was located inside the microwave. I removed the outer cover. I tested all components including the thermostat for continuity wi... read more

everything worked except it wouldnt cook

  • Customer: Joseph from N VERSAILLES, PA
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 3 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
tested all 3 of the door switche for continuity, the top switch was faulty, replaced it,for approx $4.00 and saved a $350 dollar microwave. read more