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Whirlpool over the range microwave

I do not have the model number at this time.

My microwave has the tendency to start running by itself. While it is running I will then press buttons and it shows on the screen that the door is open and it does not allow me to use any settings. Sometimes I push on the door and it stops running and then I am able to use the settings.

I understand that it may be a door problem, but I am confused how it thinks the door is open and it still runs. Please help, whether it be a door or a configuration problem.

Thanks Dana!

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

If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical safety information and disassembly information at our site, linked here on Fixya: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

If you think the problem is on the control panel, which we repair these nationwide for $39.95 postpaid.

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