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Kenmore Microwave Model 721.80593402

I recently had just finished using my microwave when I shut the door a little harder than usual. When I returned to use the unit a few minutes later, I noticed the inside light was on, and the although the control panel registers input, the "Start" button will not work. Thus the unit is inoperative.

The unit is fairly new, only a year old and the light inside the unit has remained on.

Any suggestions would be sincerely appreciated.

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  • ProPilot Nov 18, 2007

    Thank you, I actually figured it out yesterday, however your diagnosis in spot on. Indeed it was a misaligned door switch.

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This is usually a broken or misaligned door switch mount or possibly a bad door switch.

If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical safety information, info on door switch diagnosis and replacement, and
disassembly information at our site, linked here on Fixya: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

You can find an exploded view by entering your model number here: http://www3.sears.com

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