Question about GE Microwave Ovens
The door is sticking on the microwave when you push the bar in to open it I have a GE combo unit (top is microwave and bottom is oven). The problem is that when I press the buttom to open the microwave oven door, the door doesn't open. After a fair amount of josling, the door eventually opens. Is there an aligment screw or some other simple adjustment that can be made? Model # J KP90B M2BB
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Usually this is due to loosened mounts inside the oven. The mounts hold the door switches and grab the door hooks when it the door is closed. The solution is to realign and tighten the mount screws inside. It's less liekly, but it could be a weak or worn door open lever inside. I only advise people to work on a microwave if they're fully informed and aware of the deadly hazards and necessary precautions.
Posted on Sep 15, 2006
SOURCE: Microwave works with door open
If the top is open, the upper door switch should be open and the high voltage section should not be energized. That's the way it's *supposed* to work. But that buzzing is worrysome! Does the turntable turn during this condition? Does the inside light come on? How about the fan? If not, then I would doubt that it's cooking. If so, some models will do this. It's not uncommon to notice that the fan and light will try to come on for a split second when you shut the door. This would not indicate a problem. It has to do with the timing of the door switches and a replay on the board. If it's still under full warranty, it wouldn't hurt to call a GE-authorized servicer.
Posted on Nov 07, 2006
Normally you have to separate the door panels (as shown in the attached photo) and then you'll see the screws you need to remove.
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Posted on May 09, 2008
Thanks for the photo of the label!
It shows the FCC ID number, which I used to find schematics at the FCC Web site.
The problem is a shorted primary interlock switch.
This is the door switch which has two black wires connected to one terminal and a black and a blue wire connected to the other
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Posted on Jan 23, 2009
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