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Why does my microwave keep running/heating until I open the door? what can i do about it?

After the cook time ends it keeps running and heating until the door is open, Then when i close the door it start running until open again.

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Sounds like a problem with the control panel. Further diagnostic testing would be required, however, as there can be other causes.

Posted on May 10, 2014

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SOURCE: Microwave still continues after cooking time is ended

It is the fan. Im guessing it only happens on combination cook and not when you are only using the microwave setting. It happens because the oven is hot and it helps to cool it quicker. It is normal. The microwaves are not working and neither is the oven-just the fan.

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SOURCE: oster microwave isnt heating. i press time to cook and the timer just starts going never actually turns on to cook

Typical reasons include bad diode (most use) bad AC filter cap, Bad inverter and or Magnetron.

All require opening unit and the filter and diode can be tested by use of a meter but the inverter and Magnetron usually have to be replaced to know.
If not able to open and look for these parts and test--consider having a shop take a look and get a estimate.

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