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Microwave oven only operates if the door is held closed

I just moved into a rental, the microwave oven that came with the house is a Kenmore Elite.
The interior light is on, even with the door closed, which concerned me.
As a test i put a cup of water inside pushed the start button ( for 2 seconds ), and it will only operate if the door is held or pushed closed.
Is this safe to use?

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  • jeanneteal Jul 03, 2009

    It doesn't operate with the door open.
    If I push and hold the door closed it works, when I release the door, it stops operating.

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If the microwave oven operates with the door open it is a serious issue. DO NOT OPERATE IT. Call a technician immediately. The RF frequency is extremely dangerous. the safety switches inside the oven are malfunctioning and needs to be replaced

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