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Microwave will not shut off when door closes

Microwave will not shut off when door is closed, buttons do not respond

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  • barblittle May 26, 2010

    I guess I'll wait till my husband gets home since I'm not at all mechanical. Thank you, was scared it might blow up.

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Hi

This is usually caused by a bad door switch, a loose door switch mount, or sometimes a problem on the control panel.
Most probably the door switch mount has a broken tab allowing the switch to swing down when the door is closed, not allowing it to really be activated.
Also, even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside. Its continuity must be checked.
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.

Replacing the switch holder, latch hook or door hook is suggested.


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