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Microwave only runs with door open (!?)

I have a GE microwave that only runs with the door open, or the latch held in and the door held closed. Interlock, monitor and latch swtiches test OK. There is some charring around one of the interlock switch terminals. With just the door closed, the timer counts down normally, but the oven does not operate.

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"There is some charring around one of the interlock switch terminals"

You have a bad connection. The connector and the switch it goes to should be replaced.

Our help file on door switches is here.

You can download GE owner's manuals and installation instructions here.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number from the tag on the oven here.

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Posted on Jan 10, 2013

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