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My above-the-cook-top GE JVM 1533 Microwave won't heat and turntable will not turn without lifting up and holding the door. understand that this is probably a bad or loose door mount switch, or door alignment issue. is this an around-the-house handyman fix it item or do I need to call out a repairman. If handyman item, how do I get to the door mount switch.

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  • townsend1 Sep 06, 2010

    want a second opinion

  • townsend1 Sep 06, 2010

    thanks, here is a summary of previous reply: 'may be loose mount door switch but probably more serious than that. plastic in microwave can deteriors and becomes loose. can't be easy fix, call repairman'.

  • townsend1 Sep 06, 2010

    ok, in ballpark, but not definite answer to my question

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Hello,

May I ask what the first opinion was ?

I suspect the hinge may be either loose or worn, hence not contacting the door switches proper.

Either scenario will require the unit to be removed from the cabinet.

I`ll watch for your reply regarding the first opinion.

Macmarkus :)

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It could be a loose door mount switch but it more likely it's more complicated than that. You see, the plastic the microwave is made from deteriorates in time and could become loose, and this can't be fixed easy. I recommend calling in a repairman.

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