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Sanyo Microwave stopped working

I'm not sure how old this Sanyo Shockwave model is, it's an EM-F541.
About a week ago this microwave worked but it didn't stop when you opened the door. A little scary. We unplugged it to get our food.out. Not sticking my hand in there. Now there is power to the machine and if you set it for one minute. The timer will count down but there are no waves moving around. Is my microwave dead??????

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Re: Sanyo Microwave stopped working

No, just sounds like a bad door switch or door switch mount.

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:

Please write back with more details if you need further help.

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