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Door indicator prevents microwave from starting

When attempting to start the microwave using EasyMinute Start button, the microwave beaps three times and won't start. If I set the timer and press Start, the word DOOR is displayed on the front panel and the microwave beeps 3 times and does not start. How is the door open indicator detected? I replaced the electronic control panel but that did not work.

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  • Phil Weeks Aug 07, 2007

    Thank you for the advice. The schematics helped a great deal. It showed that I had while replacing the control board, I inadvertently connected P2 instead of P8. The P2 connections are for control of the lower oven in a microwave/oven combination model.

    All set.

  • Teckie Teck Feb 28, 2008

    I tried to change the door switches and tried the control board and all my connections still giving door on display and not working

  • rccamping2 Sep 06, 2008

    Door indication comes on when trying to start microwave and microwave will not come on.

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This is usually an indication of a bad door interlock. Take resistance readings with the power turned off on the primary and secondary interlocks. You will need to remove the control panel to access them. There should be a wiring diagram somewhere inside the control panel to assist you in determining if the interlock is normally OPEN, or normally CLOSED. As you open and close the door the interlock should change states. Additionally, double all your connectors to make sure they are plugged in correctly. I had a similar problem once and it turned out to be a loose connection on one of the interlocks. I hope this helps you.

Posted on Aug 04, 2007

  • Jeff Rockwell
    Jeff Rockwell Aug 07, 2007

    Glad to hear you're up and running again.

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