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Fan & Light stays on???


On a few new model microwave ovens, this is a "feature"! It's purpose is to cool the microwave parts down, and to remind you that your food is cooked. Once you open the door, the fan will shut off and stay off when you close the door again. But if not, or if you microwave oven didn't use to do this, then you have a bad door switch.

Sep 08, 2014 | Microwave Ovens

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Door won't engage and stay closed


Possible that the lock was broken and so the door opened. You can remove the front panel and check for broken plastic or nylon pieces which can be glued using instant adhesive.
Reset the lock and switch and the door must lock in correctly

Jan 21, 2013 | Microwave Ovens

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Door on Sharp R-K520S won't stay closed.


check the hooks and door release button and repair or replace, when this is broken, the switch is not close the microwave will not START.
SEE the diagram
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Jul 14, 2012 | Microwave Ovens

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Samsung model smh7178std, shut the door and the fan and lights come on automatically, if i lift up on the door the fan shuts off but light stays on.


some switches are normally closed "short position" press switch "open" it will be labeled NC on the one side, "stands for normally closed" and others will be NO "stands for normally open" press switch "short" if there is no change in readings when you press switch it is defective.

Mar 28, 2012 | Samsung SMH7178STD Microwave Oven

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Says "Door open more than 5 minutes" when it hasn't


You are going to have to replace the door switch. The switch is staying open even when it should be closed. Talking about electrical current. Once that part is replaced everything will work just fine.

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Jun 01, 2010 | KitchenAid KHMS2056S Stainless Steel 1200...

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Door Won't Close


What usually breaks is the door open lever, but sometimes there's just a grease buildup around the door open button.

On a counter top model, the outer cover will need to be removed to diagnose and repair this. On an over-the-range model, only the control panel needs to be removed.

Please unplug the oven first.

If you or someone you know wants to look into this, we have critical safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa.

Once it is apart, you'll be able to see how the door open button would press against the door open lever, which would then lift up against the door latch heads (hook-like projections on the door) and the door should open.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

If it's a Sharp or Kenmore, you can usually find exploded views and order parts by entering your model number here at the Sears parts site.

The best place to order Sharp parts is Tritronics.

If you still have trouble, please reply back with your model number so we can help you.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Sep 21, 2008 | Microwave Ovens

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Keypad problem


The most likely causes are a bad door switch or a problem with the control panel assembly. You can find critical safety information plus our information file on checking and replacing door switches at our site, via our poisting here: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk If you need control panel repair, we do that for $32.50 nationwide.

Jan 24, 2007 | Kenmore 62622 Microwave Oven

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