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Unit starts when door is open

Why does unit start when door is open???

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This is most likely just the blower, and cooling components firing to begin air circulation around the magnatrons, If the mags are firing with the door open you would have burns and radiation poisoning if you were too close. Microwaves produced after the late 80's have many fail safe features to prevent the unit from generating cooking energy with the door open. If you still feel you are having issues with this I will need a model # to better help with the problem.

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