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Microwave is running sounds like it is heating but it isn't. also door seems like the spring came off to make the door close easier

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This is a very complex repair, and should only be done by a technician that has worked on these a lot. The heating problem can be wiring, magnetron, safety thermostats, high voltage diode, transformer, capacitor, or control board. Out of all the brands and models we work on this is one of the toughest to work on because of the amount of labor you have to put into it, to get into the unit to diagnose this type of problem. I would recommend that you use one of whirlpools warrantee companies, as they will probably have the most experience with this model. Good Luck, Appliance Specialists.

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