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Microwave oven problem

It will start when the door is opened

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  • jacklu2 Nov 20, 2008

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    A little wiggle of the door starts the unit. Pressing CANCEL does NOT stop it. You have to open the door to stop it.

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Sounds like door locking mechanism or door switches are inoperable, had same issue, turned out to be broken plastic door latch. Replacement part on Repairclinic.com for less than $10.

Posted on May 28, 2008

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I'm assuming you mis-typed and meant the oven begins running when you SHUT the door and stops when you OPEN the door. Please tell me this is what you meant! If the microwave oven runs with the door open, UPLUG IT IMMEDIATELY AND DO NOT USE IT!!!

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But if you want, you can call Whirlpool and see what they suggest at 800-253-1301.

If this was helpful, please select YES to the first two RATINGS questions. Good Luck!

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