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Where are the primary, secondary, door, and monitor interlock switches located at. I see the 3 located near the door latch area., missing a fourth?

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I agree with Tom that you need to be very careful in doing any work inside if a microwave, but to answer your question, sometimes they have two micro-switches mounted side by side and it would be easy to miss one. The best way to de-energize the capacitor is to take two large screwdrivers with plastic handles and put one on each tab of the capacitor and then cross the handles so that they touch. If there is any stored voltage you will get a large snap of electricity, but as long as you are not touching the screwdriver shafts you should be okay. Hope this helps!

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B very carfull they hold 10.000 volts even unpluged via a capacator pep have been killed i meen enginerrs one error and it can kill

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