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Tuntable keeps rotating when microwave door is open

My sunbeam (smw700) has stopped working. When I set the timer and tried to reheat, the timer would count down but the microwave light would not come on and the turntable would not rotate. When I opened the door the light would come on and the turntable would begin to rotate. Any idea what the problem might be?

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  • lathana Jan 07, 2009

    If the lights on and the turntable is rotating, how do I tell if the microwave itself is on. Is it dangerous to put my hand in there? Mine still works normally, but whenever the door it open the turntable starts rotating and the light comes on, and it sounds like it on.

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