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Microwave stopped working

The timer works after pressing the start button, but nothing else happens (no cooking, no turntable motion).

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  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    Keypad works, when door is closed the keypad makes a quiet click and nothing happens. The turntable and cooking don't work.

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2014

    microwave does not start cooking after cook time is entered and start button pushed. screen reads PF (power failure??). everything else works - fan, light, timer, oven light



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There is a internal locking mechanisim that has 2 or more switches that is usually attached with two or more screws next to the door latch side. Crack open the micro and adjust this by shutting the door then pushing this assy toward the latches untill all the switches look like they are being pushed in fully. If this doesn't solve the problem one of the switches or possibly more are defective. Call a local appliance repair center and get a switch there called micro switches.

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