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My DCM24s just started turning itself off in the middle of microwave or oven functions. The entire unit and display shut down - then after a short time the display turns back on. The problem is intermittent. Sometimes we go several days with no issues and some days we get nothing -any ideas

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SOURCE: Dacor Microwave dcm24s

This is usually caused by either a bad door switch, a loose door switch mount, or a problem on the control panel.

Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside.

This can be caused by slamming the door or by habitually opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.

If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

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Posted on Feb 15, 2008

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SOURCE: Microwave stops after about 2 seconds, also have to reset the clock each time

TO mdambros

You have a bad magnetron. We see this over and over.

If it's within the magnetron portion of the warranty (usually 5-9 years) but out of the original full warranty (usually 1 year), then your manufacturer will cover the part cost, but not the cost to visit you or the labor charge to do the work.

You'll save a lot by taking it in yourself.

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

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TO guest (Panasonic oven)

The door switch you suspected is bad, and it must be replaced. They normally cannot be cleaned or burnished and be reliable.
See http://www.microwavedisplay.com/doorsw.txt

Please feel free to contact me directly if you need more help.

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Posted on Jul 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Dacor Microwave/Conv Oven DCM24S

Placing the bag on an inverted glass bowl or pyrex casserole dish worked!!!!!  For 2 years, I have cursed my Dacor microwave for its inability to make popcorn (burns a hole in the bag, bag stays flat, almost no kernels pop, etc...)  I read the last suggestion to use the glass plate and I am now sitting with a bowl full of perfectly popped popcorn - with only 1 kernel unpopped.  The metal tray in the microwave conducts too many waves through the bag I guess.
Thanks for the solution!

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Microwave oven light stays on and turntable keeps turning

It would appear that relay # RY1 is stuck on your control circuit board.

We regularly repair such control units for customers nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in about a week or so with a one-year guarantee.

We have the service / repair manual for this model and have uploaded it to our site here to help you.

It will give you safety info, step by step help in disassembly, troubleshooting tips, and part numbers.

Most computers will open this document automatically, but you may need the free Adobe Reader

Feel free to contact me directly (and please remind me of your full model number from the tag on the unit) for more information & help.

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We're happy to help you. Once we have all your information and offer a final solution, we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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SOURCE: Our 5 yr old Dacor DCM24S microwave is no longer

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