Question about GE Microwave Ovens
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
Please leave comment,if you need furthur assistance
Posted on Sep 30, 2009
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