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I have a amana road range microwave and the door won't close . AMV3204VAB-0

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Open Lever


If the microwave door won't open the open lever might be broken. This part can be replaced separately.

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Door Spring


If the microwave door won't open the door spring may have broken. The door spring is located inside the door and keeps downward pressure on the door hook.

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Door Latch


If the microwave door won't open the door latch might be broken. The door latch is inside the microwave. The door hook, which is part of the door, engages with the latch to keep the door closed during operation. If the door latch or actuator breaks the door may not open.

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Door Hook


If the microwave door won't open the door hook might not be releasing properly. The door hook is installed inside the door and normally releases when the door is opened. The hook is made of plastic and will break over time. When this happens it will need to be replaced, it can't be repaired.

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Button Spring


If the microwave door won't open the button spring might be broken internally. The button spring can be replaced.

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Button


If the microwave door won't open the button might be broken internally. The button can be replaced.
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Earnest Bowes

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SOURCE: door latch hook broke on bottom, when closing

You can find the parts at a GE appl.dealer.

Posted on Mar 19, 2009

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Michael Thorpe

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SOURCE: our r-1491 microwave fan won't shut off, even when

its just the door switches playing up on you,,but is it worth getting it fixed? after all a new microwave onle costs from £50 up today,,
please dont try fixing it yourself unless you realy know what you are doing in there, there is 1000's of volts hiding in there even if its been switched off for days, and them volts will kill you,
have you ever seen a stun gun working???it realy hurts you,,,,,this microwave has the stun guns big brother inside of it,,and it wont stun you,,it will kill you,, is it realy worth that for a fuw bucks?

Posted on Oct 25, 2009

ladynuss

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SOURCE: I have Amana Radar Range microwave. The repair

first unplug your microwave and let sit for awhile to drain any stored energy that may zap you. then, if it is an "otr" there are 2 screws in the vent slats on top that you remove. once removed, you lift up on the control panel and it tilts out. voila! there is your fuse. pop it out and pop in a new one. ceramic 20 amp is correct. check your old fuse to be sure it is 20, not 15 though.

Posted on Sep 22, 2010

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SOURCE: We have an Amana MVH230E/01 over-the-range

Switch is in the body of the microwave...

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Posted on Jan 15, 2011

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SOURCE: The microwave display shows "Door" and it won't

I could have been more specific with a model number, but if this general answer doesn't do the trick, feel free to contact me with your full model and specific symptoms here.

It's usually a bad door switch or door switch mount. My helpful text file on door switches is here.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number from the tag on the oven here.

There should be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.

At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

If it's one of those overdesigned Whirlpools, it can be one of many components. See the example photo at the bottom of this reply.

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

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I took my microwave apart to fix the broke spring in the door & put everything back exactly the way it was &it wo nt do anything ??????


Bad luck. Are you sure you mounted everything everythinh exactly the way it was? No pieces missing or left over?
Best procedure is to that a photo of each step.
My adivec: Do it agaim carefulley. I no luck, look for a repair service
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Door latch


see this causes and fix it. God bless you
Open Lever If the microwave door won't open the open lever might be broken. This part can be replaced separately.

Door Spring If the microwave door won't open the door spring may have broken. The door spring is located inside the door and keeps downward pressure on the door hook.

Door Latch If the microwave door won't open the door latch might be broken. The door latch is inside the microwave. The door hook, which is part of the door, engages with the latch to keep the door closed during operation. If the door latch or actuator breaks the door may not open.

Door Hook If the microwave door won't open the door hook might not be releasing properly. The door hook is installed inside the door and normally releases when the door is opened. The hook is made of plastic and will break over time. When this happens it will need to be replaced, it can't be repaired.

Button Spring If the microwave door won't open the button spring might be broken internally. The button spring can be replaced.
Button If the microwave door won't open the button might be broken internally. The button can be replaced.

Handle Actuator If the microwave door won't open the handle actuator might be broken. This is a plastic part which can become brittle over time. This part is connected between the door button and the door latch assembly.

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Oct 15, 2012 | Samsung SMH9187 Microwave Oven

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Door on Sharp R-K520S won't stay closed.


check the hooks and door release button and repair or replace, when this is broken, the switch is not close the microwave will not START.
SEE the diagram
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Jul 14, 2012 | Microwave Ovens

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Power won't shut off when door closes


One or two micro switches are defective, "door switch"

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Microwave oven will not start after I put in the time. It says open and close door and press start. Still won't start


Probably a bad door switch or mount. The door switch help file is here.

On some models though (you didn't mention yours) the door circuit is very complicated, and may be showing the door error due to a blown fuse or cavity TCO.

Accessing the cavity TCO for testing and possible replacement will require you to remove the oven from the wall.

If so, the installation instructions are very handy, and it's best to have two people since the microwave can be heavy and awkward.

You can download Whirlpool owner's manuals and installation instructions here.

The drawing below shows what to check:

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You can find handy exploded views and order parts by model number
here.

At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

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

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AMANA MICROWAVE RFS-12SW2 from subway. I have 3 broken microwaves. and repair guys won't change parts to fix. so i am willing to change it myself. one of them has no heat. two of them doesn't...


AMANA MICROWAVE RFS-12SW2 from subway. I have broken microwave. and repair guys won't change parts to fix. so i am willing to change it myself. one of them has no heat.. any help and manuals? thank you

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I have a microwave oven over the range ,brand Frigidaire , model CFMV156DC purchased in 2006 and stopped working , even the lights on the front panel are on when I press the start button it happened just a...


I have exactly the same problem. Everything works perfectly even fan, except microwave table won't turn. I just found out what's the problem... The door for some reason is sitting too low now, even though it is not obvious at all. It looks leveled with everything else, but it's not. Set your Microwave to let's say 30 seconds and turn it on. It will not do anything... but you just gently lift the door (while closed of course) few millimeters and your Microwave will start running like new. There is something wrong with those latches on the door, not touching the microswitches inside the Microwave. Doors must be properly closed in order for Microwave to work. This is due to poorly design. I yet have to figure out how to fix that permanently.

Apr 15, 2011 | Frigidaire FMV156DC Microwave Oven

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I inherited a 1986 J.C. Penney Microwave and can't figure out how to program most of the features. I need an operating manual or a gnome.


The clock must be set before you can use the microwave. When you plug it in, it should read all zeros. Enter the time, and press "Clock Set." Time is in 12-hour format. There is no daylight saving time.

For basic microwave use:
1. Press "Power."
2. Press the keypad corresponding to the desired amount of power, e.g., "High," or "Defrost." (The numbers on the keypad have little words on them, like "Warm," "Med," and "High".)
3. Press "Time."
4. Enter the desired cooking time, e.g., "1-0-0" will be 1 minute; you could also do "6-0" for 60 seconds. You can do as little as 1 second, up to 99 hours 59 minutes. "1-0-0-0" would be 10 minutes. "2-0-1-2" would be 20 minutes 12 seconds.
5. Press "Start."

NEVER operate the microwave when it is empty. Put at least a glass of water in it. Never put a glass in it empty; make sure the glass has something in it, like water. Be careful when taking out a glass of water that's been heated; the water has been known, in rare instances, to "explode" and severely scald people.

It is okay to use the approved metal rack (it's coated with ceramic to prevent arcing) when using the microwave in microwave mode. Of course, the metal rack is also fine for use in the convection/combination mode.

"Defrost" cycles between microwave and nothing, microwave and nothing, microwave and nothing. You can hear the cycles. If defrost takes too long, try "Low." Try to avoid using "High," as it kills most nutrients in the food. Opt for "Medium" for slightly longer time; it'll be more evenly heated and healthier. Some things, like popcorn, require "high" power.

To stop the microwave in the middle of cooking, simply open the door. (There's no such thing as microwaves escaping the oven and bouncing around the kitchen and zapping you. I have a microwave tester, and the moment you open the door, all microwaves dissipate; the reading at the door is "Zero" once it's opened.) Or, press "Cancel." If you open the door, you may test the food, and if it needs further cooking, you may close the door and press "Start," and it will resume where it left off. If you're all done, just press "Cancel."

There is no way to disable the 5 beeps at the end of the cycle. If the baby is sleeping and you don't want to hear the beeps, simply open the door right before the beeps when the countdown is at zero. Pressing "Cancel" will give you one beep.

If you have the Combination feature, that cycles between microwave and convection heat, giving the best of both worlds (cooking inside with microwaves and outside with convection), for things such as a whole meats.

To use Combination:
1. Press "Combination."
2. Consult the chart on the microwave (below the keypad) and choose a number from 1 to 4, depending on what type of food you're preparing (i.e., lamb, pork, etc.).
3. Press "Time."
4. Enter the desired time, using the method described above.
5. Press "Start."

The Convection feature simply blows hot air across the food, at the temperature and duration that you set. It's a great way to toast slices of bread for the whole family at once, or bake a pizza.

To use the Convection feature:
1. Press "Convection."
2. Choose the temperature (the degrees are printed on the keypad, such as "350 degrees."
3. Press "Time."
4. Enter the length of cook time, using the method described above.
5. Press "Start."

Be sure to cover foods (with a paper towel or suitable plastic cover) that are prone to splattering. Don't let foods explode and get up into the motor. Clean the inside regularly with a soft sponge and mild detergent, NOT harsh or abrasive chemicals like Comet. Then rinse the soap off with a clean sponge.


Be sure to close the door firmly before cooking, but don't slam it. Slamming it will wear out the latching part, but being too gentle in closing the door may cause the safety switch to not engage, and the microwave won't work (it'll count down and the light will turn on but the motor won't run).


Note: the Convection feature uses more wattage than the microwave counterpart. The volts and amps are listed in the door jamb; multiply them together and you get total watts (although the actual amount will vary depending on your "power" settings).

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