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Panasonic NN-E273S Still Operating With Door Open

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I have a problem with my microwave. It seems to cooking fine, and when the timer ends, the microwave stops. The problem is, when I open the door, the microwave starts up inc light + turntable. Tried switching it off for a while, running through another cycle until the end of the timer, but still the same. (I know it should not be used with the door open, so turning it off as soon as I realise it does not stop.)

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This is usually caused by either a bad door switch, or a loose door switch mount.

Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside. Its continuity must be checked.

Door switch or mount trouble can be caused by slamming the door or by opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.

There are plastic mounts inside the microwave which hold the door switches and onto which the door latches lock when you close the door.

The screws on these mounts may be loose. If they get too loose, the switches will not be activated properly.

Sometimes it's a broken tab on the switch holder, allowing the switch to rotate just out of position. This tab can be hard to see, since it is under the bottom edge of the switch.

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa:.

If you only need a switch, you can order one from us for $5 postpaid.

You can order other Panasonic parts here.

Otherwise, I would recommend that you contact your nearest Panasonic-authorized servicer.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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