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We have a microwave which is approx 5 years old and the Light inside stays on when the door is closed, we can programme things in but when we press start nothing happens? Help please! Regards Sue

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One of the interlocks is faulty, it would possibly be cheaper to buy another machine, do not open the microwave yourselve these have a very large capacitor that if shorted could possibly kill you.

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