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I was cooking a microwave meal in the microwave. the timer went off and i waited a couple minutes to let the meal cool. however, while i was waiting in the dining room working on the computer, i kept hearing a loud noise. i thought it was coming from next door until i got to the microwave - where the sound was coming from. the microwave was completely dark - no light on the menu/keypad. i opened it and the microwave was steaming hot and smoking but not a bad smelling smoke. i felt the sides of the microwave which felt very hot. the meal was cooked fine! i tried to close the door to the microwave and it started humming again - without any lights turning on. i opened the door and walked away. after about 15 minutes, i heard it beep and the internal light and menu/keypad lights returned. i tried to close the door, and it started running. i hit cancel several times, it beeped when i did it but it did not stop the microwave. what should i do? i can't close the door!

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SOURCE: Power is on, but won't cook

First, be sure the child lock is off. It may have an "L" or the word "LOCKED" showing in the display. You can unlock it by pressing and holding the CLEAR pad for 5 seconds or so. Your model may use a different key, maybe the "0" (zero) key. If that doesn't fix it, since it's still under warranty you should grab your sales receipt and your owner's manual and call LG / Goldstar customer service at 1-800-243-0000 to find the nearest authorized servicer. There may be some foreign substance on the circuit board or inside the layers of the keypad. Most commonly this is due to spray cleaner being sprayed directly onto the keypad. Cleaner should be always sprayed on a soft cloth first, then use the cloth to wipe the keypad clean. Always use alcohol-based cleaner on microwaves, never ammonia-based cleaner, which can crack and/or warp the plastic. If this is what has happened, it would not be covered under warranty, and it may or may not be repairable. A handy person can remove the control panel frame and see if there's any liquid inside on or behind the panel. If so, it is possible to dry it out with an air compressor or heat, but often that does not work.

Posted on Nov 11, 2006

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SOURCE: Ewave kot-131UB pops breaker

Yes, this is caused by either a bad door switch or a loose door or 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.

If you 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: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

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Posted on Mar 18, 2008

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SOURCE: Need help with DACOR Microwave model PCOR30S, w/the minute timer

This is a problem in one of the damper-related components, most likely the switch, but it may also be the motor or the damper door.

The damper is a door inside that opens or closes depending on cooking mode. If the controller senses that the door is not in the right position, it will shut down the cook cycle.

Sharp models (and Sharp models made for Dacor) stop after 59 seconds.

See the attached sample photo for a typical damper assembly.

We have a very close service manual and have uploaded it to our site here to help you.

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free Adobe Reader to view or print it.

If a switch is all you need, we offer a universal type for only $5 postpaid which you can order here.

If your model is PCOR30, and you need a new motor, the part number is 66756 and you can order it here.

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Posted on Dec 21, 2008

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SOURCE: Dacor Microwave - Light/Turntable turn on if we close the door

Sorry but I meant to also ask if it will still heat the food when you microwave with it.

I'll assume it does, but if not, please write back and let me know.

This would be a shorted relay RY1 on the control board.

There are two options for this model:

- You can order our exclusive modified control unit with our proprietary upgrades for $115, then if you return your defective control unit in repairable, good cosmetic condition, we'll give you a core refund of $30.

For details, see: http://www.microwavedisplay.com/exchange.htm

- Or we can repair your existing control unit for $39.95 in about a week with a one year guarantee.


Feel free to contact me directly (and please remind me of your full model number) for more information & help.

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Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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