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Whirpool Microwave RMC275PD stopped working all at once. Checked breaker; panel lights up, input cook level & time but when press start nothing happens. display "Start?" comes up

Last attempt to cook - Opened door, light went out, closed door, and door came up on display (never seen before). Would not move forward

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That's probably a failed door switch or door switch mount.

It's a pretty simple do it yourself fix. See this helpful file on door switches.

You can find handy exploded views and order parts by model number here.

But if your cooktop lights failed recently, you have a damaged control circuit board, which we can usually repair for $39.95. Details are here.

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