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Siwtch door stuck open,

I know it's probably hard to tell me, per se, what to do without seeing it, but any suggestions on how to fix the stuck door latch? I just spent 5 minutes comparing the top and the bottom latches and they look the same to me (I was trying to see if one was different so that I could maneuver one to look like the other).

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There is a switch on the front usually inside the back bottom latch it pushes on a switch in the back of it as you close the door.
you have to remove the top cover to get to it.
you can insert a plastic knife to test it. you should hear a click and light should turn off.
it may be jammed or open inside the switch .or wire is off. etc..

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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:.

Or see:
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http://www.microwavedisplay.com/doorsw.txt

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We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.


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If that doesn't work, leave it unplugged for maybe an hour.

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