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Door latch and Screen

I have a whirlpool MH1160XSB0 microwave. The little door latch on the imside bottom broke, we are waiting a new door. In the mean time, I was press the button because the clock wasnt working. all the buttons have sounds and make noise like ther are suppost to but nothing lights up on the screen. Is this another problem or is becasue of the door latch? Thanks

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Yes, operative limit switches inside the unit are activated by the latch, without the latch in place, the unit operates as if the door is open.

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Hello there sometimes this could be the door latch because on some microwaves they microwave wont let you use it in till the door is shut but with the latch missing i knows the door isn't shut, you could try putting something small in the hole where that latch goes and see if the display lights up ( DON'T TURN ON MICROWAVE WITH DOOR OPEN) ie like a small screw driver flat head of course, if you cant get it to light up dont worry in till the door get there then you will know for sure if its a separate problem

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This is because of the broken latch. There are switches inside the oven that are operated by the door latches to make sure you're not trying to use the oven with the door open. With the new door, your oven should be back to normal.

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