Microwave Fan Turned on When Door Was Opened

ApplianceGeneral Electric Microwave


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Bishop From Coupland, TX

May 31, 2009

14 out of 18 people found this instruction helpful

To get to the switches you need to remove the metal cover/housing of the microwave, by first removing several screws that hold it in place, and then sliding the cover towards the back of the unit. You'll find the switches in some plastic holders above the door-open button, and it's its easy to see how the mechanism engages/disengages the switches when the door is opened and closed.

If it is not obvious which switch is bad, in our case the bad switch felt "soft" when we pressed the switch button with our fingers. A good switch has a firm "click" when pressed.

The switches are easy to replace - pop out the old switch (no tools required) and pull off the electrical connectors. Then pop in the new switch and reattach the connectors.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Secondary Door Switch

Part Number: PS237421

In Stock