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Oven will not work unless I push on the door

I have a Sharp R-1480 Over the Range Microwave. There doesn't appear to be anything broken on the door or door latches, but I close the door and turn it on and the time ticks down but the microwave does not actually work. If I push on the door and hold it, I can get it to work. Is there something not making a connection somewhere?

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  • LJColorado Dec 06, 2007

    Is there some way I can fix it myself?

  • so cal nuts Feb 21, 2009

    I have the same problem but it is a sharp model R-1520LK...The microwave is only 6 months old.If i stick a toothpick in between the door and the jam it works great what a joke....

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It's probably a broken tab on the dooir switch mount or a screw holding the door switch mounts is loose.

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

This can be caused by slamming the door or by habitually opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.

If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

You can find an exploded view and order parts by entering your FULL model number here: http://www3.sears.com (the 3 is correct)

You can also order Sharp parts from Tritronics at http://www.wehaveparts.com

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Dec 17, 2007

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