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Wolf - microwave oven not turnin ON


Supposely Wolf microwave ovens are like the Mercedes of microwaves but after 3 years of service it is not working.

Lights works, panel works but when I push the Start button - it only makes a clicking nose and nothing starts...any help is much appreciated.

Wof - MW24

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  • byagiz Dec 13, 2008

    Lights works, panel works but when I push any button - it only
    makes a ping noise, reads panel locked and nothing starts... How can I unlock the panel? thanks



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This is usually caused by either a bad door switch, a loose door switch mount (which are pretty simple problems to fix) or occasionally a problem on the control panel.

Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside.

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 think the problem is on the control panel, we repair these nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in most cases.

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

Posted on Nov 09, 2008

  • Jack Irby
    Jack Irby Sep 26, 2014

    How do I access the door switch for replacement?



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