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Microwave runs with door open

I opened the company microwave and put a cup of coffee in it, closed the door and realized it had come on and had been running when I put the cup in. What symptoms should I be looking for from the exposure? Is this serious? The door was only open five seconds. I realize this is a fix-it site, but you guys are likely to know more about this than anyone, and it is a problem I need advice on fixing.

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There is a safety switch located on the door frame chances are it need replacing since it is staying activated

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