How to Reset the Clock on a Kenmore Microwave Oven

Irene A. Blake

Kenmore microwave ovens are sold in a variety of styles, including countertop, built-in, hood, range and combination convection/microwave models. Because the clock in a Kenmore microwave is digital and relies on electrical power, any type of power failure will disrupt it.

To reset the clock you simply need to enter the time using the same method that you used at installation.


On some models, you may need to touch the “Stop” or “Clear” key on the control panel before you can set the clock.

  1. Press the “Clock” or “Time of Day” key on your Kenmore microwave’s control panel.

  2. Push the number keys to input the time. For example, “945” or “0945” equals “9:45” on the display. If you have a microwave with a 24-hour rather than 12-hour clock, also set the time of day: touch “Enter/Start” or “Start” on the panel and then push “1” for “AM” or “2” for “PM.”

  3. Touch “Clock” or “Time of Day” again, “Enter/Start” or just “Start” to save the setting.