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Door is loose, microwave won't cook

Door is loose and microwave won't cook

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  • ruthbellan Aug 21, 2008

    special tape has been wound around the two hooks that close the door. If I hold the door stronly upwards, the turntable rotates and it will heat, but stops if not held. There must be a better way My condo caretaker tried to fix it. It's the 2nd time the door activater doesn't work in the last year.

  • lushtf Aug 31, 2008

    I have the same problem. It seems the door is sagging - if I push up from the hinge side, the microwave begings working. When I release it, it stops.

    The microwave is only 2 years old and I probably won't buy another Frigidaire microwave. Biut I need to know if there is a part I need to replace.

  • Steve Grabowski Oct 22, 2008

    Same problem with me door, I actually shimmed the bottom hings but now the microwave is not working at all when you push up on the door. You can hear the switch clicking when you push up but it's not cooking. Can someone help?

  • jguere Nov 28, 2008

    Same exact problem here... not sure how to fix it yet... when I do, I'll post it here...

  • eskanazy Jan 20, 2009

    my ge model jkp77g (j1) has a sticking door. my diode is blowing and the microwave doesn't work; i think i need new switches, but also an adjustment of the door...any thoughts?

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The door switch mounts and possibly the door hinges need to be adjusted them tightened.

Unplug the oven, remove the cover if it's a counter top type or remove the grille and control panel if it's an over range type.

Then close the door and watch how the door latch heads on the door mesh with the door lathes and door switches.

Also check the hinges.

If the door latch heads are not activating the upper & lower door switches, then adjustment will be needed.

For many brands, you can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

There is often 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.

Please reply back with your brand and model number if you need more help.

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