Question about Microwave Ovens
My over the range microwave turns on by itself. Light comes on and it starts making sound as if some part is running. I tried to see if it heats up water, it doesn't.
I have to play with the door to get the motor (or whatever is running) to stop and the light to go off. Then I can use it.
I am trying to decide whether it is a cheap and easy fix or should I just buy another unit. This microwave has another problem - the turn table doesn't work. If I take the turn table off, I can see the motor is turning (very slowly though), but it doesn't even move with the weight on it.
Replace it. I work in sales for Whirlpool. It sounds like the door switch is either sticking or shorted. Also because your turntable continues to run it sounds like a short. Microwaves are a unit we only recommend an authorized technician to work on due to the microwaves it uses.
The cost of a new one is usually easily half or more the cost of repairing it.
Average service call just to give you an estimate is 80-90$
Posted on Jan 13, 2009
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