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I have a Maytag OTR Microwave oven that doesn't work. After I close the door and set the time and start, I see the time countdown, but I don't see the microwave starting. I can get the microwave to start, if I keep pressing the top of the "control panel" above the display hard. The moment I let go, the microwave stops (but the countdown still continues). To debug further, I just unscrewed the control panel and got it slightly out, so that I can check the door switch and other connections, everything seems to look good. I am running out of ideas, so seeking help

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This is usually caused by either a bad door switch or a loose door switch mount, which are pretty simple problems to fix.

See our file on door switches here.

At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

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

Posted on Oct 03, 2010

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