When I close the door it starts to run but not heat. Cannot shot off without opening door. START|TOUCH ON button does not function. Unplugged unit thinking it may reset but no change. Reset clock ok but no change.
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This is due to fault in the touch pad or the front control unit. There is dirt or moisture which triggers the start to function on the processor board. You need to remove the front panel and remove the touch pad /controls, try and dry using a dryer to warm. If there is no result the pads must be replaced. Also check for clogging of insects within the board which can trigger the start function or malfunction. remove and clean the board.
Check whether there is a proper power supply. Look to see whether the cord is connected to a grounded 3-prong outlet and the cord is fully plugged in. If the electrical system is built-in and no power cord is visible, replace or reset the household fuse or circuit breaker.
Some basic microwave operational steps may affect whether the microwave is heating. Open and close the microwave door, as the unit will not function with the door open, and push "Stop/Clear" to cancel any previous settings, such as the timer, which do not heat the microwave oven.
Setting the Microwave
Once the power to the microwave has been reset, or verified as working, and the microwave is ready to run, select a new cook cycle and press "Start" to see if the microwave begins to run and cook food as expected. Allow the food to cook for the alloted time and then open the microwave door and check to see if the food has cooked or heated. Choose a longer cooking time and restart the microwave if food is heating but is cooking slowly.
If all efforts to troubleshoot the function and power to the microwave still do not get the appliance heating food as expected, there may be a repair issue that needs to be addressed. Contact professional technician for advice.
Tom, It sounds like either your magnetron and door switch have gone out or the control board. From your description, I would think that it is combination of the door switch and magnetron, which are expensive to replace - are you sure you want to put that type of money into a 9 year old unit.
It could be bad door switch or loose door switch mount . 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 .
WARNING : A microwave oven is capable of giving you a serious electrical shock, even when it is unplugged. I strongly recommend you seek the assistance of an appliance repair technician when conducting any microwave oven repair .
I'm assuming you mis-typed and meant the oven begins running when you SHUT the door and stops when you OPEN the door. Please tell me this is what you meant! If the microwave oven runs with the door open, UPLUG IT IMMEDIATELY AND DO NOT USE IT!!!
If the oven begins running without pushing the start button then the controller is bad or the Start button is worn out and making contact without pushing it. (Most likely it is your controller.) Generally, it is not worth the cost to replace the controller on a 10 year old microwave. Probably time for a new one.
But if you want, you can call Whirlpool and see what they suggest at 800-253-1301.
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Do you mean that when you close the door, the fan comes on? If so, it sounds like a bad door switch. Probably the secondary interlock switch.
This failure is caused by opening the door when the unit is in cook mode. On ALL microwaves, not just one or two brands.......
Be sure to push the stop button before opening the door to add or stir... Or wait for the cook cycle to end. (This is why microwaves have a two step function on the stop/clear button. Hit stop once to stop cook mode and twice to reset timer).
You should use an ohm meter to check all 3 switches. The switch can be either stuck 'closed' or physically closed but not 'making' electrically.
danby dmw11536 my microwave oven start beeping all the time. i can start it if ipush the cancel button, ordinarely once but sometimes it won't start unless you unplug it. also disylay shows 1:00 but keep time of cooking anyway. after it returns to beeping all the time, sometime you have to leave it unplugged for a couple of hours. danby dmw11536