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

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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.

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The safety microswitch in the door perimeter needs adjusting so when the door closes it also closes the switch and powers the unit to operate

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My whirlpool microwave/oven combo is displaying a "DOOR" error message, and the microwave won't work. I have replaced a 20a bus fuse and all 3 door micro switches... It is still displaying the "DOOR"


When microwaves first got popular I used to be a helper with my next door neighbor who fixed them. I does sound like you should have covered it with those switches. If you close the door very slowly, pulling back on the door see if you can hear all 3 switches clicking. You should be able to hear them easily. If you only hear the first 2 try pushing on the door to hear the 3rd. If it will click with pressure on the corners or in the middle then you door is tweaked, possibly from pulling on the door hard to open it or smacking into something on the edge. If you can hear all 3 switches and it still wont start then its going to be the sensor that receives the signal from the switches. I'm not sure how accessible those are on today's models since they make them as disposables now, back then they cost around $500 so they were serviced.

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The sensor errors are probably just from opening the door and interrupting the sensor cook cycle.

By the way, you should always press "Stop" before opening the door of a running microwave. Otherwise, the door switches will prematurely fail.

I would first check the door switches and their mounts. See this help file.

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

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You can also download manuals, installations info, and parts lists here.

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Be sure to keep this oven unplugged or the door open until it is fixed. If it runs by itself, this is a fire hazard.

First listen carefully for a buzzing sound behind the control panel when the door is shut.

If it's present, chances are you have a failing capacitor on the control panel assembly, which can be repaired for $39.95 in most cases. Details are here.

If that or a louder buzzing is only present when you have the door closed, then the oven is cooking when it's not supposed to, but the cooling fan is not on, and it is overheating and tripping the breaker.

That would be due to a shorted cook relay on the control board. That can also be repaired with our $39.95 service.

The odd characters on the display concern me separately. This could mean you have a noisy or otherwise failing magnetron.

If the display is fine when you're cooking properly with it, then the magnetron is probably okay.

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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You have an error code and probably for good reason. maybe a switch is bad to keep out radiation for closing the door or what ever . If you don't know about these things don't mess with them! They are very dangerous and it can radiate you with out you knowing in some instances. Not worth messing with ,too dangerous for the unknown guy!!!!!

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Sorry to read about your problem, I hope this helps you out.

sound like you have a defective door closed switch

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