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The microwave doesnt start, i know the start button works because i can press it and it selects options.  the door closes properly and i can see that the switches work fine.  What else can i check for? 

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  • Ray5656 Oct 25, 2007

    I did review your guides about the switches.  I actually opened the switches and did not see anything wrong with it.  The metal peices insed contact each other.  Does this still need to be replaced then?

  • Ray5656 Oct 27, 2007

    Would you please elaborate on the "relay"? Thanks

  • Ray5656 Nov 06, 2007

    where can i buy the relays

  • Ray5656 Nov 06, 2007

    where can I buy relays?

  • Betty L Jun 25, 2008

    Initially I lost so of the numbers on the key pad. Then in order to heat, i could only use "add 30 sec" . Now none of the functions work at all

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    Oven has gone "crazy"
    With door closed, operating panel/ buttons do not work properly. Opening the door, suddenly, without pushing any buttons, oven turn on, tray starts to turn. Any suggestions? Thanks.



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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.

If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, linked here on Fixya:

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

Posted on Oct 22, 2007

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    William Miller Oct 26, 2007

    Sounds like the switches are okay.

    Maybe there's a bad connection on the circuit board near the relay or the contacts inside the relay may be bad.

  • William Miller
    William Miller Oct 28, 2007

    The relay I'm speaking of is a black palstic rectuangular object on the circuit board into which two wires are plugged.

    If its internal contacts  get carbonized, conductivity drops, and it can fail to start.

    We replace these in some of the repairs we perform. Other times, there are bad connections on the circuit board on the leads of this relay or another part.

  • William Miller
    William Miller Oct 28, 2007

    Your control circuit board is reference # 1655 in the diagram below. The objects shown sticking out on the back (right) side are relays.



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