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Why does my Kenmore microwave keep running with door open?

Will not stop till I unplug power - how to fix it?

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There are little fingers on the door that latch it to the microwave when you close it. there is a switch in the microwave that those fingers touch. something must have gotten in there and now the button is stuck. unplug microwave locate switch and try to clean around it to dislodge it. good luck hope this helped.

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