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MICROWAVE TURNTABLE WHEN WE OPEN THE DORR ON THE MICROWAVE THE TURNTABLE AUTOMATICALLY STARTS TURNING. WHAT IS CAUSING THIS PROBLEM?

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Does it turn for just a moment or does it keep turning?

If it's just for a moment, that's normal.

If it stays on, either your top or bottom door switch is sticking or it's door switch mount is loose or broken.

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.

One test that sometimes helps is to gently lift up on the door or handle as you try to start it. If it works or tries to work, then it's a door switch mount or door alignment issue.

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:.

What is your brand & model number? We may have the service manual you can download free.

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

Posted on Jul 20, 2008

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