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Microwave turns on when door is open slightly

Why does the microwave turn on when it is opened slightly? won't radiation leak out when that happens?

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  • thartley Dec 26, 2008

    what did you do to fix the problem of having the microwave come on when you open the door? Makes me nervous! lol

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It's due to the timing of the opening of the door switches.

It's normal in most cases, and it is not cooking.

Normally it's just the light, fan, and/or turntable that come on.

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see this causes and fix it. God bless you
Open Lever If the microwave door won't open the open lever might be broken. This part can be replaced separately.

Door Spring If the microwave door won't open the door spring may have broken. The door spring is located inside the door and keeps downward pressure on the door hook.

Door Latch If the microwave door won't open the door latch might be broken. The door latch is inside the microwave. The door hook, which is part of the door, engages with the latch to keep the door closed during operation. If the door latch or actuator breaks the door may not open.

Door Hook If the microwave door won't open the door hook might not be releasing properly. The door hook is installed inside the door and normally releases when the door is opened. The hook is made of plastic and will break over time. When this happens it will need to be replaced, it can't be repaired.

Button Spring If the microwave door won't open the button spring might be broken internally. The button spring can be replaced.
Button If the microwave door won't open the button might be broken internally. The button can be replaced.

Handle Actuator If the microwave door won't open the handle actuator might be broken. This is a plastic part which can become brittle over time. This part is connected between the door button and the door latch assembly.

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Hello :

If there is any resetting button , then press it to reset your Microwave oven . If that didn't solve the problem , then I recommend you to replace it if that's possible or just take it to the service since you still have to guarantee .

good luck .

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