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Possible door adjustment problem

I have a new Maytag MMV4205BAW - in fact, it was installed just last week. There seems to be a number of problem symtoms, all seem to be related to the door latching. To begin with the door doesn't seem to fit tightly. It's almost as if the latch doesn't completely latch. Quite often while running the door will slip open slightly. When this happens, the oven fan will continue to run, but it will no longer heat. The display says "close door". When pressure is applied to the top of the door, display reads "press start" and fan stops. When the start button is pressed the oven will begin operating normally, but usually the problem reoccurs within a minute or so. Another symptom is that sometimes when the door is initially shut, the fan begins to run before any entries are made on the keypad.
Is there a small adjustment to the door (or other item) that could cure these problems, or would it be better to remove the oven and return it for replacement?

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Since it's less than one year old, it should be fully covered under warranty. I'd suggest contacting the manufacturer to get it fixed free.

Or you can return it for replacement.

I would not suggest trying to fix this yourself since it's under warranty.

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