Does not work unless you slightly depress the rectangular door opener. Would this be a swith or spring issue?
Answer Hello Scott. Based on the information you provided, it sounds like a switch 4392027 issue with the unit. You need to remove the switches and test the 1 at a time and see which switch is bad in the unit. If all switches test good, then look at the latch and spring assembly.
When door is opened the fan and turntable start. From reading here sound like door switches need replacing. Which ones do I need? Fairly good at simple fixes, is this a DIY repair? What are the steps? Any tips to be able to test a solution before ordering parts? IE faking a door close to make sure it's the switch?
Answer Hi Terry. The fan and the turntable are controlled by the primary switch part # 56001036 that has shorted closed causing the issue you have. It has the blk. wire and the red wire connected to it. Obviously it will react the same as if you removed both wires and jumped them together. You remove the upper grill. This will allow access to a metal cover plate above the controls, remove it. Then slide the control panel up and hinge out towards you. You will need to remove the green ground wire and note all wire connections to the board. This allows you to open the door and remove the inner side latch mount screws and lift the latch assy up and out from the inside of the microwave cavity. Then you can replace the micro switch in question. Thank You.
Re: Amana Radarange overstove microwave. I have determined that I need to replace at least one door switch. There is an awful lot of plastic holding those switches in and I can't see how to remove the switches without damaging the plastic that holds them in place ? Please advise. Thank you,
Answer Hi Mark. Remove the top/front upper vent grill. Above the control panel is a metal grill plate that needs to be removed. This gives access to removing the control panel upper screw. Lift up and out on the control panel. You will only have a very little area to pull out on the control because of a green ground screw holding it. Once this screw is removed, then note all connections on the control board for proper re-installation. Set this aside. Open the door. There are 2-screws that hold the switch bracket assy. part # 53001363 to the side of the cabinet. Remove these screws and In stall the switches part # 4392027 as needed. Thank You.
Microwave works ok - but light and blower stay on.
Answer Hi Carl. Behind the control panel and in front of the capacitor is a thermal fuse which may be shorted and telling the board an overheated condition existed, and the fan needs to run to cool down the unit. They use this to obviously alert the customer of an issue. Thermostat part # 4158368. Carefully unhook one wire and the condition should stop. Be extremely care full as high voltage is stored in the capacitor and you don't want to come in contact with the terminals. Thank you.