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Door misalignment causing microwave to stop. Panasonic nns951bf

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  • cindynsg May 22, 2008

    door switch needed adjusting and a switch looks like it may need to be replaced. The upper switch plug is burnt.


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This is a common problem.

Either the door hinges need to be realigned, or the door switch mounts need to be adjusted. I suspect the latter.

Please feel free to contact me directly if you need more help.

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Posted on May 22, 2008

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    William Miller May 22, 2008

    Please refer to my file on door switches, and the sources mentioned in it will probably also have new terminals / connectors needed to replace any which are charred or overheated at the ends of the wires.

    See that file at http://www.microwavedisplay.com/doorsw.t...

    Hope you'll consider this for a FixYa! rating.

    Happy to help!

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