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F-7 display after running for a few seconds(without cooking)

Model 665.61689101 . If you can help I'd love it we really use this oven a ton. THanks. Shannon

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Your subject line got cut off: "F-7 display after running for a few seconds(without..."

Are you saying that it runs for a few seconds without heating, then it shows you F7 and stops?

If not, please reply back here with more details.

If so, this is usually caused by either a bad door switch, a loose door switch mount, or a problem on the control panel.

Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside. Its continuity must be checked.

Door switch or mount trouble can be caused by slamming the door or by opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.

There are plastic mounts inside the microwave which hold the door switches and onto which the door latches lock when you close the door.

The screws on these mounts may be loose. If they get too loose, the switches will not be activated properly.

Sometimes it's a broken tab on the switch holder, allowing the switch to rotate just out of position. Other times, it's a broken tab on the switch holder, allowing the switch to rotate just out of position. This tab can be hard to see, since it is under the bottom edge of the switch.

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa:.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

If you think the problem is on the control panel, we repair these nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in most cases.

Please reply back here if you still need help.

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Jul 13, 2008

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    cooncielo Jan 22, 2012

    Be advised, the website this guy is promoting states that they will contact you with progress about the repair progress of your microwave display and that it should be shipped within a couple of weeks. That's a bald face lie. This guys cashes your check and then never gets back to you. Don't use his repair service.

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