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A GE model wes1450dm1bb microwave cooks and stops,but starts when you open door.The only way to stop it is to unplug it then open door. What could be the problem?

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    William Miller Dec 31, 2016

    > Quetion: If the microwave has stopped and the alarm for finished has sounded do you need to still hit stop button before opening the door to prevent this from happening again?


    No, it's only necessary to hit "Stop" if you are interrupting the cook cycle.

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You may have a loose, misaligned, or broken door switch mount, or an intermittent door switch.

Door switch trouble is caused mostly by slamming the door or openng the door while it's cooking instead of hitting the "Stop" pad first.

My help file on door switches is here: http://031d26d.namesecurehost.com/mwd/doorsw.txt and you can visit my helpp site at http://www.microwavecontrol.com.

You can e-mail me at pupista@gmail.com and include your full model number and FCC ID number from the tag in the cooking cavity.

I'll be happy to help you.

Posted on Dec 31, 2016

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