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Microwave buttons not responding - microwave running constantly with door shut

The microwave was working fine, but when I went to use it 10 minutes later, I was unable to touch any buttons. The clock is out, no buttons work, but when the door is shut, the microwave runs constantly. I tried putting some water in the microwave for a couple minutes to see if it was heating, but the water did not get warm, so it seems as just the fan is running, with the interior light on. I tried switching the fuse off and then on to restart it, but it did not make a difference. I can't even keep the door shut, as the machine runs - the interior light also stays on while the door is open. What can I do to fix it?

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OK, you will need to replace the magnetron and the touch pad as well. this will fix this issue.

Posted on May 29, 2009

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Sounds like a defective door interlock switch or a broken switch mount. If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info (as well as a text file which helps in diagnosing and repairing door switch problems) at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383 If it's not a problem with the door switch or door switch mount, it may be a problem on the control board. We repair these for $39.95 for customers nationwide. Reply back if you still ned help.

Posted on Jun 04, 2007

  • KML2011 Mar 09, 2011

    Dear Guru,
    I think I may also have a problem with the door switch as my GE Spacemaker Microwave's fan stays on all the time except when the door is cracked open.

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