See part 24 in the diagram


PartSelect Number PS226772

This part works with the following brands: GE, Hotpoint & Kenmore.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerGeorge from Sugar Land TX

Ge microwave turns on when door is opened

I saw a similar problem description at and was confident to take the challenge to repair it myself. (Thanks to When I opened the microwave cover I found 3 similar switches. 2 of them works the same way and the other in reverse direction. Image diagram provided to buy parts is helpful to identify the switch.
Remove the built-in microwave from the wall and keep it in an open space.
Remove the microwave screws and take the cover out.
Remove the 2 screws(inside) from the plastic panel where switches are snapped in
Gently remove the faulty switch and replace with the new one.
(In my case the topmost secondary door switch was broken)

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