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Why will the door not lock and stay closed ?

It will run if I hold the door closed tightly.

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Ithink the door clips spring is loose inside so openthedoor cover orjust move your door clips by hand it must not be too loose

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I just had this issue happen to me last week.. fortunately I was standing in my kitchen when it happened... I heard a snap and then a piece fall down the inside of either the door or the front key panel.. I'm assuming this controlled the door locking/oven turning on safety mechanism. The inside light wont go off and it won't turn on to cook.. I am trying to figure out if it's worth paying to fix or just replace the whole unit!? Anyone know if this is fixable by oneself rather than spend a bunch of money on a service technician??

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SOURCE: Door won't stay closed

I just had this issue happen to me last week.. fortunately I was standing in my kitchen when it happened... I heard a snap and then a piece fall down the inside of either the door or the front key panel.. I'm assuming this controlled the door locking/oven turning on safety mechanism. The inside light wont go off and it won't turn on to cook.. I am trying to figure out if it's worth paying to fix or just replace the whole unit!? Anyone know if this is fixable by oneself rather than spend a bunch of money on a service technician??

Posted on Mar 03, 2011

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On the DMT2420, that's a bad bottom door switch, or possibly that switch's mount.
The service manual is here and the parts list is here. You can order Dacor parts by part number from the Pros here.

Posted on Nov 21, 2011

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SOURCE: Does not heat food-master relay reset, all electric OK (fan runs, time & all other settings show OK, turntable rotates), door closed tightly, control lock

THere are three possibilities, open magnetron "heats food" cracked high voltage diode, or a shorted high voltage capacitor.

Posted on Mar 15, 2012

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SOURCE: microwave door wont stay closed

replace the door hooks and door release button.
if this is broken the switch will not close very well, and NOT start the microwave.

God bless you

Posted on Jul 20, 2012

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Oven keeps shutting off, says close door or says push start. When you push start again or restart only runs for few seconds and then shuts off again


1)Make sure there is a clearance all round the machine so that there is a good airflow. The sensor is picking up a lack of circulation or heat factor.

2) Chdeck the door switch, it may well not be closing correctly. when the door is closed and prior to hitting start,\; pull the door gently to see how much movement or play is in it. The door should be tight and have almost zero movement. Look at t both sides of the door lock to ensure no debris is preventing it from closing correctly, and the latch itselof is not broken!

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