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I have a Frigidaire over the stove microwave. The handle has come loose, the fan comes on and will not turn off, when the door is closed I can not always get it to come on I have to push on the handle. Also, one time recently it came on by itsself. Sometimes the light will not go off.

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Check, and replace as necessary, the door interlock and switches. These are safety items as is the door handle.
Hope that helps.

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