Question about Microwave Ovens
When the microwave door is open, the light comes on (like it should), and the turntable starts turning. I need to know if we are being exposed to microwave energy while this is occurring, or if the sound we are hearing is just the turntable motor.
Chances are that it is not actually microwaving, but that can be checked by placing a small cup of water inside.
Overall, though, it's not a good idea to run it if it's not working right.
This problem is usually caused by either a bad door switch, a loose door switch mount, or a problem on the control panel.
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.
If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk
You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383
There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel, which is very helpful when troubleshooting.
If you think the problem is on the control panel, we repair these nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in most cases.
We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.
William E. Miller, AS-EET
Posted on May 02, 2008
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