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My ewave microwave throughs the breaker off in the house when I open the door.. What do I do? How do I fix it?

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You have a defective door switch or the switch bracket itself. check if both hooks on door are o.k. too.

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i would presume you know hot to use a VOM too, check the resistance of the wire as you close the door, if it would be too small, then you can test the wiring.

it could have been that the door switches was wired incorrect and once you close the door, the two lines are shorting out.

another odd thing you said is that it turn on with the door open.
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