Our Microwave keeps running unless we give it a whack!
We have a Danby counter top microwave. The problem is this:
If you open the microwave door, and then close it, the microwave starts running - i.e. the light is on, the fan is going and the turntable is turning. If you give the microwave a whack on top (or just shut the door with a more sudden "snap") it will stop, and then you can set the time and hit "start". It's been doing this for a long time, and it seems to be getting harder to make it stop! We don't know if it's actually microwaving when it does this, or if it's just the light, turntable and fan that are running. Wierd, eh?
Re: Our Microwave keeps running unless we give it a...
Hi firstly to see if it is producing energy, buy some 5mm light emitting diodes from an electronics store. cut off the leads close to the plastic body.
place in microwave and put on cook for max 10 secs, if the led's light up you have microwave energy, shut off the oven as soon as they glow otherwise you end up with a mess.
If you have energy then your problem is most probably the door interlock micro switches which after time do not operate properly. let me know the results and we can go further.
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It is very dangerous, you're filling the room with radiation, may be best to just dump that one, unless you are a little bit competant with mechanical stuff, in which case it's probably the sensor on the door not registering that it is open,. might be a physical thing, i.e. moved a little. or maybe a electronic thing, requiring a new sensor itself.
Is it actually heating or just making noise and acting like it's heating? (put a cup of water inside and close the door.) IF it's actually heating, then you have a shorted relay on the main control board, and you will have to replace the board. IF it's just making noise like it's working, but it's not heating, then the problem is 1 of the door switches is not working right (it's either stuck open or stuck closed).
Shorted switch in the door latch assembly.wihout the full model number I can't tell how to get to it, but usually one needs to remove top grille, remove screw holding the control panel, remove control panel. Good luck.
if this is a counter top modle this is no problum, unplug it!!!
open door look for the light hole vents, ( that is where the bulb is )
you will need to unscrew the outer casing. noproblum there is nothing but reguler insalation in side and a area where the bulb is. replase it you can buy them at any hardware store,
if is a under cabinet there my be a axes door if not will need to take down,
hope this helps.
p.s. 1st time i that there was all kinds of things in side but not
danby dmw11536 my microwave oven start beeping all the time. i can start it if ipush the cancel button, ordinarely once but sometimes it won't start unless you unplug it. also disylay shows 1:00 but keep time of cooking anyway. after it returns to beeping all the time, sometime you have to leave it unplugged for a couple of hours. danby dmw11536