Microwave fan would run when opening the door. Evenutally the mircowave would not run, but the electrical panel was still working

ApplianceAmana Microwave


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Julie From Elm Grove, WI

Apr 02, 2014

Opened the microwave oven door, unscrewed two screws which held the control panel on, then I removed two of the door switches (each had two screws), and then used the continuity tester to see which one was not operating. It turned out to be the secondary door switch, replaced it and to my amazement, the microwave worked. I have never repaired an appliance before but I didn't want to replace our over-the-stove built in microwave. It was the best day ever when it was working again! The hardest part was getting myself to try the repair.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Secondary Door Switch

Part Number: PS237421

In Stock