Question about Microwave Ovens
The door interlock could be faulty. Your microwave oven will not last very long if you continue slamming the door hard to make it behave.
Posted on Nov 17, 2017
What's happening is you are activating one door switch a little before the other, and that is causing your light, fan, and turntable to come on. The plastic parts are not perfectly rigid, so they flex a little when you press the button, and that causes the lag to be more apparent. Even if you press the door open faster and look really close, you may notice the light, fan, and turntable coming on for a split second. That's perfectly normal. The relay on the control board must also be turned on before it will actually be cooking.
Posted on Feb 23, 2007
Found this Panasonic post in the Samsung section!
If it moves just a tiny bit when the door opens and then stops, that's normal.
If it keeps running when the door is open, that's usually due to a bad door switch or broken / loose door switch mount.
If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical safety information, info on door switch diagnosis and replacement, and
disassembly information at our site, linked here on Fixya: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk
Any Panasonic parts not available locally can be had here: http://www.pasc.panasonic.com/epartr
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Posted on Nov 17, 2007
IF EVERYTHING IN THE OVEN IS WORKING BUT THE TURNTABLE YOU HAVE TO TAKE THE BOTTOM COVER OFF THE OVEN THE MOTOR HAS TWO WIRES ON IT, BE CAREFULL
WHEN YOU TEST IT AS THERE IS 110V ON THE WIRES.IF THE 110V IS THERE BUT THE MOTOR ISN,T RUNNING TAKE THE
TWO WIRES OFF,AND TAKE THE MOTOR OUT AND BUY A NEW ONE. YOU CAN DO THIS BUT DO BE CAREFULL.. YOU
MAY HAVE TO PULL ON IT A LITTLE TO PULL IT APART FROM THE PEACE INSIDE THAT TURNS THE GLASS TRY NOT TO BREAK IT!
Posted on Jan 22, 2008
Your post has two distinct model numbers shown, so it's hard to be precise, but I'll try my best.
You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383
I have a diagram at my site which helps you find & replace many GE cooktop and cavity light bulbs. Other models are similar. It's at
Always unplug a microwave before removing or installing any bulbs!
If it's an over the range type, remove the vent grille across the top and see if bulbs can be accessed there.
There may be a panel on the bottom covering the light(s), too.
If not, chances are you'll have to remove it from the wall, then remove the outer cover.
Many models use halogen lamps. You must not touch the new one with your bare skin, as the oils will shorten the bulb life.
If yours is an Advantium type, the following instructable should help: http://www.instructables.com/id/SZFF4WSF44XYT8X/?comments=all
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Posted on Jun 08, 2008
This is usually caused by either a bad door switch, a loose door switch mount, or occasionally 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.
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. Other times, 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 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.
We have critical safety & disassembly info (including a how-to video) at our site, linked here.
If you think the problem is on the control panel, we repair these nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in most cases.
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Posted on Jul 19, 2008
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