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GE JVM1440 doesn't work, appears to be the primary interlock

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The video was super and got me where I needed to go. I found the switch is fine but the primary interlock does not make contact with the switch when the door is closed. The top piece rotates and moves the bottom piece (again, primary interlock ) but the bottom piece doesn't push down far enough to cause the switch to .. switch.
I can do it manually and the machine runs.
I've tried manipulating the interlock pieces but only succeeded in causing the top piece to pop away from the chassis.
I don't believe the switch needs replacing, don't see screws that anchor the interlock pieces.
Do you sell the primary interlock pieces? I'd guess looking at a new set would help me understand how they are installed.
thanks for your help.

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I would refer you back to my solution here. It has links for ordering parts, and it talks about securing your door switch to its mount, etc. You may need to realign things, too.

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.

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You can usually 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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