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KitchenAid KEMC308KSS02 Microwave Error

Hi Reg501. I had the same problem with my microwave door spring as mentioned above and I replaced them. I got the oven back together and in place but now it won't turn cook! When I enter a time it displays "DOOR". It has power, obviously. The door is closed and held tight. The light doesn't come on now when the door is open.
How do I fix this? I am comfortable (and safe) working with electric power. Thanks in advance,

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  • aliscott Sep 25, 2008

    One catch on RHS of MW had spring backwards, I was able to pull it forwards to it's normal position, but now the Microwave control panel indicates DOOR when I try and do anything. (also the light inside the microwave does not come on now), e.g. opening the door used to bring on the light, I think.

    I can hear the microswitches clicking on and off as the door closes and opens so I am guessing thay are OK.

    - Do you think the fuses would have blown?

  • urogynman Mar 30, 2009

    Suddenly I am unable to use the microwave. The time will be displayed and when i hit the start button a "DOOR" message is shown and the microwave will not start despite the door being firmly shut. The oven will still work.



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The micorwave oven light does not work and when I push start, the word DOOR shows on the screen and beeps 3 times. The oven will not start.

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The clue was that the light in the microwave did not turn on when the door was opened and any attempt to use oven resulted in DOOR error message, even though door was firmly shut and even after both latches were both reset to the normal positions.

In my case the fuse inside the microwave compartment had blown (due to the RHS door switch activating the monitor protection?)

Anyhow the fix was to:
0. Isolate power to the oven
1. 'reset' the door latch, by pulling it forward using a hooked tool
2. remove enough of the Top and RHS metal paneling to be able to access the fuse holder inside the microwave electronics bay (at the right side /back of the microwave oven ). Almost directly below the cartridge fuse in the top control panel bay). I was able to squeeze a hand in between the top bay and the microwave bay to reach the fuse.
3. replacing the fuse using Radio Shack Catalog #: 270-1041 $2.99 for 4 ceramic fuses 20A 250V (was in stock at my local RS :-)
4. reassemble panels/metalwork, restore power and test

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One or both of the door mechanisms are not engaging properly.
Check the door and make sure the door switch latches are working properly or are not broken. There will be one on each side.

Also, one or both of the the door switch mechanism in the oven may have sprung backwards. Look through the latch openings (you should see a hook that will catch the hole in the door catch) to see if the latch has sprung backward. If so, you will have to take the unit apart to reset the mechanism. Taking this unit apart to gain access to the door mechanism is quite challenging.
If this has happened, it may also cause fuse(s) to blow. While you have the unit apart, check the fuses. There will be a 15A large cartridge fuse behind the control panel and a smaller 20 A fuse inside the unit where the MW power components are located.

Let me know how things go or if you need additional assistance.


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  • TPOSCH Aug 07, 2010

    How do you access the fuse behind the control panel?

  • TPOSCH Aug 08, 2010

    Found this EXTREMELY useful repair manual, detailing how to take this baby apart and access and fix everything. Scroll down a little and you'll see a link to a pdf file. Once I replaced the fuse behind the control panel, SUCCESS!

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I replaced the fuse as above and the "door" problem persisted. I then replaced the switches on the door latches on both sides and it still does the same thing. What next? How do you get into the control panel to check the 15A fuse?

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