Question about Panasonic Microwave Ovens
Panasonic NNSD291S over the range microwave. The unit has power, clock and timer function, but virtually nothing else works.The stove facing lights and fans do not work, the interior light doesn't function either. When activated, the Microwave timer goes down about 3 seconds without the microwave actually functioning, then it stops the timer and returns to the clock setting. Any help??
The door switches are more than likely the problem, one or two will need to be replaced, I recommend a professional.
Posted on Mar 19, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
PLEASE CHECK IF DOOR IS CLOSED PROPERLY THOSE HOOKS ON THE DOOR ACTIVATE SWITCHES ON THE INSIDE OF MWAVE OPEN COVER AND CHECK IF HOOKS ARE MAKING CONTACT WITH SWITCHES .COULD ALSO BE TOUCHPAD FAULT YOU WILNEED A TECH
Posted on May 09, 2007
It is possible that the magnatron is bad but hard to say on a no heat problem without checking all components. A lot of model give 5-7 yr warranty on that part.
Posted on Oct 05, 2007
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. 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.
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
You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383
If you think the problem is on the control panel, we repair these nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in most cases.
Please feel free to contact me directly if you need more help.
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Posted on May 09, 2008
You have a bad secondary interlock (top door switch) or its mount is bad.
Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside.
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.
One test that sometimes helps is to gently lift up (and/or push down) 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.
You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.
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 & testing.
If you only need a switch, you can order a universal type here for $5 postpaid.
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Posted on Jan 01, 2009
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