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Fan runs when door is closed - no heat

Fan begins to run as soon as the door is closed, but microwave oven does not heat anything and turntable does not run, even if it is turned on from the control panel.

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  • John Varine Jun 20, 2007

    I will keep that suggestion in mind.


  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    micro begins to run when closing door and not setting time

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    I have a sharp r2130js over the range microwave sometimes when you close the door it runs with light on but not heating when you can use it control panel seems fine



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This is normally 1 of the interlock door micro-switches not working.

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