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Microwave runs when door is open

When the door is open, the unit continues to run ... and shuts off when door is closed.

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Hey friend, thanks for your post!

From my understanding your Frigidaire microwave is running when the door is opened. I have identified a few possibilities could be the control panel or your door. Since it could be any one of these underlying issues I would recommend having a professional come and properly diagnose your appliance. -Matt

Posted on Sep 25, 2014

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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The only parts that are available for this unit by model number are the tray inside and the feet on the outside.

If you were adventurous and found a way to take it apart and remove the door switches you might be able to match them up at an appliance parts dealer but short of that it sounds like a lost cause.

I know that is not what you want to hear, and I as well do not like being the bearer of bad news.....

Posted on May 13, 2010

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SOURCE: My microwave is on when door is open and shuts off

That's almost certainly a bad door switch or switch mount.

See these files:
http://031d26d.namesecurehost.com/mwd/safety.txt
http://031d26d.namesecurehost.com/mwd/disassembly.txt
http://031d26d.namesecurehost.com/mwd/doorsw.txt


Your model's service manual is here.

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.

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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.

Posted on Jan 29, 2011

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SOURCE: Firgidaire Microwave fan runs when door is closed.

I'd bet the fan and / or turntable also run when the door is closed, which means you have a shorted relay on the control board, which can be repaired for $39.95 in most cases. Details are here.

Posted on Apr 29, 2011

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SOURCE: when opening microwave door, microwave is running

Your microwave oven's door interlock switch has failed. This is the switch that is supposed to shut off the microwave when the user opens the door.
Since parts for small appliances are unavailable (replacement parts are only available for major appliances), you'll have to either live with it or try to fix it by finding a similar microwave in someone's trash, and using that unit's door interlock switch...
Possibly a popsicle stick (or other safely non-conductive article) can be pushed into the appropriate
contact point?

Posted on Sep 10, 2011

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Chances are that the secondary (cook) relay on the control circuit board is shorted, meaning that the oven is actually cooking any time the door is closed.

You can test that by putting in a cup of water, shutting the door, and letting it go for about 30 seconds, then checking the water temperature.

This is dangerous, and can lead to a fire, so please unplug the oven until it is repaired.

The relay can be replaced for far less than the cost of a new control circuit board.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.


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