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We would like to give simple questions, but not being able to investigate the door and the lock latches, makes it impossible to give an accurate answer. You really have to check the door and the parts engaged in the locking mechanism for that. Even placing good pictures of all the details would not make sure we could help.
It sounds to me that your door switches aren't working.Your oven is protected by a couple of switches that engage when you open or close the door.They control a couple of safety features and also your interior light.One of them seems defective.
Simple issue here,there is a micro switch that shuts the light off when you close the door ,it may also open a circuit depending on yuor particular switch that lets the microwave think the door is open.Not hard to fix if you are handy,remove the screws to the sheet metal cover ,locate the switch and make sure that the switch is being made when you close the door.Could just be it is loose,could be the pin that hits this switch is missing,broke or out of adjustment.In any event,do this with no power on ,also these devices can still store power so be careful here .If you are not careful you could get seriously hurt so remove plug and or call someone that has some electrical experience this is totally at your own risk.
Have someone test the door switches with a digital meter, it is more than likely one has failed. Post back for further instructions on how to do detail testing on the above switches, or call a service man in to do the repairs
some switches are normally closed "short position" press switch "open" it will be labeled NC on the one side, "stands for normally closed" and others will be NO "stands for normally open" press switch "short" if there is no change in readings when you press switch it is defective.
It sounds like the light switch isn't being deactivated which is preventing the microwave from operating (a failsafe). Look to see that the buttons inside the microwave (where the latches are inserted when you close the door) are actually being pressed. They may be out of place, obstructed, or your latches on the door may be damaged. If you don't see anything wrong, try pressing the buttons yourself (with a pen bottom) to see if the light goes off.
We see this a lot. The problem is on the control panel, which we regularly repair nationwide for $39.95 postpaid.
This light failure often occurs when a bulb goes out and the filament shorts, or when the bulbs are removed or installed without first unplugging the oven from the power line. Either can cause such a failure on the controller.
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