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Power When opening the door, no lite & the timer just clicks. the clock & some items work from the front panel. Is there a fuse or breaker that could fix this problem. Thanks Phil Whirlpool model mh2155xp

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Yes, the door monitor switch turned out to be bad. Thanks! Phil

Posted on Feb 09, 2008

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Sounds like the door switches are out of adjustment or broken. There is only one main fuse, so if you have a display, it must be OK. Could also be a failure in the high power that runs the magnatron plus the lamp.
I would take it to a shop for repair. Microwaves are almost always repaired affordably unless it is really old.
Hope ya fix it!

Posted on Feb 04, 2008

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