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Over the range Microwave trouble

My over the range GE microwave is two years old, and all of a sudden started acting strange.
When I open and then close the door it starts working on its on. If I try to stop it by pressing "Clear" it won't stop, and while it is working the clock is showing just the clock time, not the cooking time.
I have to press several buttons to get it to stop working.

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Re: Over the range Microwave trouble

It is a door switch problem of some sort.  I have two Sharp R-1611 units that do the same thing.  The light and fan come on, but not the heat, thank goodness.

I am going to replace it since the plastic for the case and door is cracked in numerous places.  I have spent several hours researching microwaves online have not a single clue what to replace the Sharp with.  Seems like every vendor has very good units and very bad units.  I guess you just pay your money and take your chances.

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