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Microwave will not stop running

When plugged in to electrical outlet - the microwave starts running even with door open, the fan also runs and interior light stays on. Touch pad will not work. One of the surface lights also blew just when it started to do this.

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  • William Miller
    William Miller May 11, 2010

    Please reply back with your brand and model number so we can help you.

    Chances are this is a bad door switch or mount, or a problem with the control panel.

    We can help you with both once we know the model.


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