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I have a Whirlpool GMH6185XVB-1 microwave that stopped mid- cooking. When I tried to restart it, it read "close door". The door was closed. I tried to clear it, and start over, opening and closing the door several times, but still the same message. I am unable to unplug it without removing it, as it is built in, and the outlet is behind the unit. Is there a door sensor? I have also noted sweating inside the unit, but I heat various foods for up to 15 min.

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THE SWITCH INSIDE THE DOOR LOCK IS FAULTY AND NEEDS REPLACING...GET IT FIXED IN A REPAIR SHOP..U CANTR FIX IT URSELF...

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SOURCE: Sylvania SM80704 microwave: after closing

This is usually caused by either a bad door switch, a loose door switch mount, or a problem on the control panel.

Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside. Its continuity must be checked.

Door switch or mount trouble can be caused by slamming the door or by opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.

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Posted on Apr 23, 2008

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SOURCE: Hi. I pressed the 'quickstart'

The first thing I would suggest is a hard reset. Unplug the unit for a minute or so. Then plug it back in, set the clock and try again.

If that doesn't work, leave it unplugged for maybe an hour. Then let us know if the hard reset does not fix it.

It may be a problem with a door switch or door switch mount.

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Gold Accubake system microwave indicates

I just had the same problem with my microwave. First DISCONNECT THE POWER. Remove the front top grill (screws are on top of microwave). Unscrew the one screw at the top of the control panel and lift it out of the way. You will see three micro switches to the left of the pannel. I bent the metal frame they were mounted to by hand to move them back into place. The microwave oven works great now. If this does not help, then I would consider replacing the top limit switch.

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