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Model R-1460, when I shut the door it runs but doesn't heat up. What needs to be done to fix it?

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Do you mean that when you close the door, the fan comes on? If so, it sounds like a bad door switch. Probably the secondary interlock switch.
This failure is caused by opening the door when the unit is in cook mode. On ALL microwaves, not just one or two brands.......
Be sure to push the stop button before opening the door to add or stir... Or wait for the cook cycle to end. (This is why microwaves have a two step function on the stop/clear button. Hit stop once to stop cook mode and twice to reset timer).
You should use an ohm meter to check all 3 switches. The switch can be either stuck 'closed' or physically closed but not 'making' electrically.

Posted on Sep 13, 2009

  • David Hanks Sep 13, 2009

    It's also possible that the door sensing switch (top one) has become loose in it's cradle on the door hook and is not actuating when the door is closed. Be sure to check this closely.... it's easy to miss....


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