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Dacor Oven 2 Bake and Timer buttons work intermittently

I have a Dacor ECS230SCH Double Oven... Serial # V-G-03193781

Problem - Oven #2 (Lower Oven) "Bake" button and "Timer 2" button do not work.

everything else on Oven 2 works fine... specifically #2 Broiler,Cleaning Function, light and cancel functions work normally.

3. All touchpad funtions for Oven #1 (The top oven) operate normally.


What I have done:

1. I reset the oven 2 "reset" button located behind the latch

2. I removed the touch pad from the oven and cleaned all the connections using compressed air.

3. I've removed electrical power from the oven... reset the clock and even put the lower oven through a cleaning cycle.

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William Miller

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  • Posted on Jun 23, 2008

SOURCE: Dacor DMO24 microwave oven door stuck

What usually breaks is the door open lever.

On an over-the-range model, only the control panel needs to be removed. Please unplug the oven first.

If you or someone you know wants to look into this, we have critical safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

Once it is apart, you'll be able to see how the door open button would press against the door open lever, which would then lift up against the door latch heads (hook-like projections on the door) and the door should open.

Dacors are made by Sharp, and one of these service manuals below may help you.

http://www.microwavedisplay.com/r530es_sm.pdf
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/R530EKF_R530ESF_R530EWF_sm.pdf
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/r530bk_bw_sm.pdf

To order Dacor parts, I recommend you visit http://www.apdepot.com/index.asp

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MicrowaveSvc

William Miller

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  • Posted on Jul 01, 2008

SOURCE: Microwave stops after about 2 seconds, also have to reset the clock each time

TO mdambros

You have a bad magnetron. We see this over and over.

If it's within the magnetron portion of the warranty (usually 5-9 years) but out of the original full warranty (usually 1 year), then your manufacturer will cover the part cost, but not the cost to visit you or the labor charge to do the work.

You'll save a lot by taking it in yourself.

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: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

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.

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

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TO guest (Panasonic oven)

The door switch you suspected is bad, and it must be replaced. They normally cannot be cleaned or burnished and be reliable.
See http://www.microwavedisplay.com/doorsw.txt

Please feel free to contact me directly if you need more help.

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MicrowaveSvc

William Miller

  • 9179 Answers
  • Posted on Jan 03, 2009

SOURCE: M/w only working when slight pressure applied to door button

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That would be a defective secondary interlock (lower door switch) or its mount.

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.

We have the service manual for this model and have uploaded it to our site here to help you.

You will need the
free Acrobat Reader to view or print it in case you don't have it.

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

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William Miller

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  • Posted on Oct 21, 2009

SOURCE: My Dacor DCM24 microwave/convection oven is brand

Are you cooking it this way, as shown in the owner's manual?

"Use an overturned 9 or 10 inch oven proof glass pie plate on top of the
turntable when popping bagged microwave popcorn.
"

You can also use a paper plate in a pinch, but as always, never leave a microwave unattended while it's cooking, since some paper products can have impurities which will allow overheating and possibly fire.

This is a convection oven, so it has a metal turntable tray.

Microwaves cannot penetrate the metal from below like it would on a standard microwave's glass tray, allowing for even heating.

If you've lost your owner's manual, you can get it here.

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MicrowaveSvc

William Miller

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  • Posted on Aug 22, 2010

SOURCE: Dacor DMT2420S Microwave has light

Simple fix.

You need to replace the bottom door switch, or repair its loose or broken mount.

See this help file on door switches, and refer to the service manual here for disassembly help.

You can find part numbers here and order Dacor parts (by part number only) here.

If a switch is all you need, we offer a universal type for only $5 postpaid which you can order here.

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

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