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Condentation after cooking a patatoe inside the door panel

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There should be a plastic film over the perforated steel inner.
Anyway, leave the door open to dry out.

Posted on Mar 17, 2011

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When I open the microwave door a fan comes on. When I shut the door it shuts off.


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Microwave Oven Does Not Start Cooking


This is usually caused by either a bad door switch or a loose door switch mount, which are pretty simple problems to fix.

Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside.

Door switch or mount trouble is usually 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. 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 (and/or push down) 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:.

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

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.

If you don't find yours, or if you want to look at it without disassembling the oven, you can download it here.

If yours is not shown at the parts site or manual site linked above, Please reply back with your brand and model number so we can help you.

If you only need a switch, you can order a universal type here for $5 postpaid.

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

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

Dec 24, 2008 | Frigidaire PLMV168 Microwave Oven

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Microwave not cooking


This is usually caused by either a bad door switch, a loose door switch mount (which are pretty simple problems to fix) or occasionally a problem on the control panel.

Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside.

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. 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:.

The best place to order parts is Tritronics. You can also call them at 866-779-5835

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

Nov 21, 2008 | Panasonic NN-T990SA Microwave Oven

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Daewoo microwave that won't cook


More than likely a door switch inside the unit is misalligned or faulty. Crack it open and check for proper allignment and good open/closed circuits with a VOM.

Sep 24, 2008 | Daewoo Microwave Ovens

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Everything works but no heating?


With inside light and turntable on, louder sound, and no heat, this is usually a shorted high voltage rectifier diode or a bad magnetron.

Here are some links you or someone you know can use for test help, but read their safety warnings first:

http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/diode.html
http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/mag_test.html

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

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.

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

Aug 14, 2008 | Jenn-Air JMV8196 Microwave Oven

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When the oven is cooking for over 5 mins part of the door goes a white opaque colour inside the door, it is as if the seal is broken and steam is getting inside the door itself.


That's probably what's happening, but it's not dangerous as long as the internal cooling fan is running and the screen / mesh between the door panels is not arcing or rusting.

It's suggested that you leave the door open for a few minutes any time you cook and notice a moisture buildup afterward.

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

May 20, 2008 | Panasonic Microwave Ovens

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Microwave running although not turned on


Thought I had answered this, but this is usually caused by either a bad door switch, a loose door switch mount, or possibly 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.

If you 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: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel, which is very helpful when troubleshooting.

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

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

Apr 02, 2008 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Stops cooking


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.

This can be caused by slamming the door or by habitually opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.

If you or a friend 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: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

You can usually find an exploded view by entering your FULL model number here: http://www3.sears.com (the 3 is correct)

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

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