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The door no longer shuts properly causing it to stop cooking

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I thnk you have a broken latch or you have a broken catch inside your oven. Please inspect both possibilities. While your oven is oen, consider replacing the dafety interlock switches.

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Opening the door while cooking (without first hitting the STOP pad) is the primary cause of door switch failure.
In some cases, the problem is a bad connection or a bad relay on the control board. That's something we see from time to time, and we repair those nationwide for $32.50, but it's usually a door switch.


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Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside. Its continuity must be checked.

Door switch or mount trouble can be 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.

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

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In this case, it's probably happening because it;'s not cooking due to a switch problem.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside. Its continuity must be checked.

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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

If you need further assistance, please feel free to contact me directly through the links at our site: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

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

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