Question about Samsung 1.8 cu ft Over-the-Range Microwave Stainless Steel SMH9187ST

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Open door and internal fan engages.

Noticed this today and not sure what would cause this to happen. When I open the door on the microwave I can here the internal fan running. When I close the door the fan is not running. My ask is would this be caused by a bad control assy. or the door latch triggering the internal fans to engage, Looking to determine how to go about resolving this issue as this has never happened when opening the door.

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One of the door interlock switch could be bad.

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Hi dschema,

You have a door switch issue. There are three behind the panel. If you can lift and hold the door and it starts one of them is bad for sure. You would be better off replacing all three or have a repair man replace them because a microwave can hold 3000v even unplugged.

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