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Microwave builtin fan while not shut off even when the door is closed and the microwave is off

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This is almost certainly a bad upper door switch or a broken switch mount. You can find exploded views for this model at http://tinyurl.com/gv383 The involved parts are on exploded view 5 with reference numbers 10, 11, 12 & 13. We have important safety info, disassembly info, and door switch diagnosis and replacement info at our site which is available via our FixYa listing: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

Posted on Jan 30, 2007

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