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Fan runs when door is open. Assuming this is a broken or loose switch, where is the switch and how do I get to it? Is there an maintenance manual online some where for this unit? (GE JE1456LWH003)

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Hi,

This is probably a a bad door switch or door switch mount.
Chances are only the fan and light are running when you open it, but better safe than sorry.

Opening the door while cooking (without first hitting the STOP pad) is the primary cause of door switch failure but not the only one.

There are plastic mounts inside the microwave which hold the door switches and onto which the door latches lock when you close the door.

The screws on these mounts may be loose. If they get too loose, the switches will not be activated properly.

Sometimes it's a broken tab on switch holder, allowing switch to rotate just out of position. This tab can be hard to see, since it is under the bottom edge of switch.

If the switch mount is broken, it's usually more economical and safer to add a dab or two of hot glue to the mount to secure the switch. Let it cool for about 30 minutes before using.

One test that sometimes helps is to gently lift up (and/or push down) on the door or handle as you try to start it. If it works or tries to work, then it's a door switch mount or door alignment issue.

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, & testing.

If you only need a switch, you can order a universal type from the following link

http://www.microwavedisplay.com/switch_form.htm

Please leave comment,if you need furthur assistance
RNJ VINODKUMAR

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


Door switch or mount trouble is usually caused by slamming the door or by opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.

There are plastic mounts inside the microwave which hold the door switches and onto which the door latches lock when you close the door.

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At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

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