Question about Microwave Ovens
The microwave runs with the door open. Goes off as usual when the door is closed, but when door is opened the light goes on and the turntable rotates. We don't know if the microwaves are activated when this happens. The oven works normally when door is closed and time/power are programmed in. It stops at the end of program, but when you open the door, it comes back on.
This is usually caused by either a bad door switch, a loose door switch mount.
Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside. Its continuity must be checked.
Door 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.
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Posted on Apr 18, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This may be due to the microwave section not working. Check the high voltage diode if it is ok, replace the Magneton.
Posted on May 30, 2009
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