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When I try to turn the microwave on, the timer counts down as if it is microwaving, but nothing is happening. If you push down on the door in just the right way, you can get it to microwave. So I therefore conclude that the microwaving is still working (as is the light, timer, etc.) but there is some small part that is broken. There is a brown plastic thing inside the space where the lower of the two hooks that project off the door goes when the door is closed. This brown plastic thing is loose and flappy, but I have never examined it before so I don't know if that is the way it always is.

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This is a door switch.
They are safety devices to not allow the microwave to operate if the door is open.
Here is a link to a video that will show you the way to check and get to the switches.
Note: the front grille section will most probably have two screws in the facing of the grille located maybe 6 inches in from either side.
Click on the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLPJoh3O9KA

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