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I was using my microwave...pushed the button to stop it...door opened..but it was still running. Did this three times then unplugged it. Help

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That is not good at all! The safety lockout switch on the door is supposed to stop the microwave from doing this. This is rather dangerous and you can cause permanent eye damage with just a few seconds exposure.

Do not use this microwave again until you get it fixed by a repair shop. It may be cheaper to buy a new one than repair this.

Posted on Apr 27, 2010

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    Dave King Apr 29, 2010

    Please let me know if you have read this. I typed that first reply off as fast as I could as this is really a serious thing and wanted to make sure you knew that.

    When that switch fails and allows the microwave to work with the door open the energy is no longer safely contained. One of the real scary things is just how fast it will cause permanet eye damage. The doors open and you go to look and thats it. Attended a demonstration once where they used the microwave to pop balloons at about 300 feet distance (100 meters). In your house you are much closer and the energy is much higher than that.


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