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Microwave turntable won't stop running

I heated some water and then after getting the mug out of the microwave and closing the door the microwave is still lit up inside and the turntable is moving. The microwave doesn't seem to be heating up but i can't get the turntable to stop. I have also unplugged and replugged but nothing.`

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Re: Microwave turntable won't stop running

This is usually caused by either a bad door switch, but may instead be a loose door switch mount or a problem on the control panel.

Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside.

If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, linked here on Fixya:

Posted on Nov 19, 2007

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The solution is to diagnose the magnetron as explained below.

* 1 Fill a mug with room temperature water from your kitchen sink.

* 2 Place the mug of water on the glass cooking plate inside the microwave.

* 3 Set the microwave on "High" for one minute and press "Start." You should hear the magnetron hum while it is working.

* 4 Remove the mug carefully from the oven by its handle. The magnetron is working properly if the water is hot or warm. The next step repair or a replacement of magnetron if the water is still cold.


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Exploded a musical mug in spacemaker xl1800 microwave.

If there's no damage it should be fine.

I would double-check for cracks, especially in the inner door glass and the screen / mesh.

If it looks fine, heat a cup of water in a microwave-safe container for about 2 minutes and see if it cooks without arcing or odd noises and that it boils in about 2 minutes.

As always, never leave a microwave unattended while running.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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