Question about Samsung 1.8 Cu. Ft. Over-the-Range Microwave
It's almost certainly the primary interlock (top door switch).
See this file for details on checking and replacing door switches.
You can also see the video at our site, which shows you how to access the door switches.
We have the service manual for the model SMH7178STE here, which should be pretty similar. It will also help you with disassembly.
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Posted on May 06, 2010
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Dec 20, 2016 | Samsung Microwave Ovens
This can be sparking or ratiling from the truntable mechanism or motor. If there is spark please do not switch on unless you have confirmed the fault. It is possible that the Magnetron is leaking and sparking to the ground. As you have mentioned it was stored, it is quite possible that insect can get into the oven and create soft spots. When you switch on these will create a short and make the voltage jump and in the long run damage the magnetron.
So Remove cover after disconnecting , check for dirt/moisture in the cabin, if so wipe clean and dry, check the magnetron and area clean and use an jet air to clean off.
Now keeping clear switch on , use a cup of water inside to test.
If you notice any sparks shut off as the magnetron or the main HT capacitor can be faulty. replace with same type.
Finally check the turntable , a drop of oil can stop the noise , remove the bottom plate to access. If there is heating without any issues , you can use the microwave safely
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