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Microwave runs when door is opened and is not programmed to run.

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Sounds like a defective door switch.  DO NOT USE UNTIL FIXED!!  Or replace the unit.  Microwave ovens have door switches to prevent operation when the door is open because the microwaves are dangerous to humans outside the unit.  The door and cabinet contain the microwaves when it is operating correctly.

Posted on May 29, 2009

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THE CONTACT ON THE OVEN IS STUCK IN, WHERE THE DOOR LATCHES IT'N NOT SPINGING BACK, CLEAN IT OFF, IF NOT YOU NEED A NEW SWITCH

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  • Jim Casey Oct 03, 2011

    Great help. Thanks. Squirted electronic/computer cleaner into hole where door locks. Then used Que Tip to clean out gunk and it was good to go. Seems like a weird way to program a microwave. Now 11 year old decent Kitchen unit has more life.

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Microwave runs when door is open


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This is usually caused by either a bad door switch or a loose door switch mount, which are pretty simple problems to fix.

Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside.

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

There are plastic mounts inside the microwave which hold the door switches and onto which the door latches lock when you close the door.

The screws on these mounts may be loose. If they get too loose, the switches will not be activated properly.

Sometimes it's a broken tab on the switch holder, allowing the switch to rotate just out of position. This tab can be hard to see, since it is under the bottom edge of the switch.

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa:.

If you only need a switch, you can order a universal type here for $5 postpaid.

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Microwave oven runs with door open


This is usually caused by either a bad door switch, a loose door switch mount.

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.

If you someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

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