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Timer starts but nothing works

We set timer whether it is timed or preprogramed times, the oven does not start. however, when we push the door open button partially, the unit works. two of the three door switches are released when we do this, and the microwave works.

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  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    The timer buttons don't seem to be working is this why can't operate main oven

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This is usually caused by either a bad door switch or a loose door switch mount.

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

For Sharps, you can probably find an exploded view by entering your FULL model number here: http://www3.sears.com (the 3 is correct)

For other brands, you can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

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

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