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Maytag Micro Oven

Microwave automatically comes on when opening the door. Was having problem with it not starting a while ago and display of time not showing up on display panel.

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Re: Maytag Micro Oven

This is usually caused by either a bad door switch, a loose door switch mount, or a problem on the control panel.

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:

If you think the problem is on the control panel, which we repair these nationwide for $39.95 postpaid.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here:

If your model is not listed, please reply back with your brand and model.

Posted on Jan 27, 2008

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