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Microwave oven continues to run after timer expires but it

Customer Question

Microwave oven continues to run after timer expires but it is does not continue to heat once the time expires
JA: What's the microwave's make and model? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: Kenmore Elite - mfg July 2008
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: possibly depending upon how complicated
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: not that I know of
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 3 months ago.

One moment while I get some information for you!

Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 3 months ago.

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Answer:

If the fan and light continue after the time has expired this is a control board issue. You can try to unplug the unit for a full minute and plug it back in. If that does not cure the issue replace the main board or put the money towards a new unit.

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Customer: replied 3 months ago.
do you have instructions for replacing the control board and approximate cost of the board?Is there any danger in continuing to use the unit as it is?
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 3 months ago.

No there is not a danger but I would get it fixed. Do you have the complete model number off the unit?