I have had to replace the switches several times (the small switches on the door latch). They seem to go out about every six months. This is getting kind of expensive. Is this a common problem? Any suggestions?
Answer Hello Dave,
The most common cause of these switches failing is when the customer using the door to stop the unit instead of turning it off with the button before opening the door. Give that a try and see if it doesn't extend the life of the switches.
My microwave will stop microwaving but the clock continues to work and run. If I lift up on the door slightly it will start again. Which switch should I replace?
Answer Hello Earl. You will need to test the switches and see which one is bad on the unit. NC to COM should read closed and NO to COM should read open. This should reverse when the button is pressed. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html