Can a 20 watt xenon bulb be used instead of the halogen?
Answer Hello Geff,
I'm sorry but we cannot make that recommendation. We can only recommend the parts called for by the manufacturers' factory parts list. This kind of deviation could create an issue with the control board or power supply.
I have a trustie Kenmore Elite Microwave that has been working fine for years until today. Noticed the bulb is out but worked fine anyway then, as I tried to use it again, the panel light lit for less than a sec and "All Power was lost" Wall socket is fine... please help!
This unit has several thermal cutoffs in it. You will want to check at the main control board first and make sure that there is 120 vac getting to it. If there is then the issue will be with the control board being faulty. If there is no power to it then check the continuity of each of the thermal fuses and the buss fuse. Replaced which one does not have continuity.