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Spacemaker II Microwave problem

Unit will not shut off unless door is open or unplugged

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Re: Spacemaker II Microwave problem

Quite often this is due to a bad door switch. If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info (as well as a text file which helps in diagnosing and repairing door switch problems) at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your model number here:

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Check out the manufacturers web site, and see if you unit has a recall.
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