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Turns on by itself and turntable does not rotate

Hi,
We have the microwave for 5 - 7 years.

1. The microwave just turns on by itself after we close the door, after using it. When we press the switch that opens the door it stops.
2. When we need to use it as soon as we close the door, the light turns on and we hear the buzzing sound even before we enter the heating time and press start. We have to press the switch on the door couple of times to make it stop.
3.When we enter the time for heating the food and press start,we hear the buzzing sound and the light is on but the timer does not start.Once we press the switch the light turns off and again we have to press start to heat the food.
All this happens erratically and we have not noticed any pattern.
Please let me know what could be the problem and if it is worth repairing the microwave.
Also the turntable is not turning.

Thank You,
Sudha

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You may have a control board issue. Thank God for safety switches.
This is a problem that an integrated circuit tech. can repair, but it may be costly.
Decide how much you want to put into this oven vs. buying a new one.

Contact me once you decide and I can help you find a service center.

Thank you,

Dave E. (Illeagle)

Posted on May 30, 2008

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