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237421-1-S-GE-WB24X829          -Secondary Door Switch
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Secondary Door Switch

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PartSelect Number PS237421
Manufacturer Part Number WB24X829
Manufactured by GE

The secondary door switch is a simple on/off mechanism that stops the microwave from operating when the door is open. The switch monitors the door latch position, and communicates whether the door is open or closed to the electrical control board. This door switch is approximately 1 inch long, and has 2 metal prongs called terminals that extend out of its body. Common symptoms related to a faulty secondary door switch include: microwave will not turn/shut off, or the microwave will not heat properly. NOTE: Before you begin this repair, first make sure your microwave is unplugged, and that your capacitor is discharged. A capacitor stores large amounts of electricity even when your microwave is unplugged.

This part works with the following brands: General Electric, Hotpoint, Kenmore.

This part works with the following products: Microwave, Microwave Oven Combo.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Doesn’t shut off.
  • Won’t turn on.
  • No heat.

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Average Repair Rating: 4.2 / 5.0, 23 reviews What's this?
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3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Secondary Door Switch
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Roger from Fountain Hills, AZ

Micrwave won't run - turntable turns backwards when door opened...

Most of the effort is simply getting the oven out of the built in enclosure and the sheet metal off. This take about 15 minutes then you have to remove the two screws (not handy location) that hold the door latch/switch assembly so you can remove the switch. I did this BEFORE ordering so I could test the switch (it was charred) and verify the part needed. WATCH OUT - some ovens use a normally open an some a normally closed version of this switch - you have to get the right one. I checked several suppliers that were showing the WRONG switch for my model. PartSelect had it right. Once I received the switch I had it on and the oven installed and running in less than 30 miutes. Working fine since then...

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Parts Used:
  • Secondary Door Switch
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Rick from Muncie, IN

Microwave quit working but lights worked

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Parts Used:
  • Secondary Door Switch
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Mark from Hanover Park, IL

Microwave appeared to work. Fan worked, timer worked plate rotated. It just didn't heat the food!

I purchased the fuse and 3 door switches from PartSelect. Replaced the fuse first but that did not solve the problem. Then I replaced the 3 door switches and problem solved!! So fuse only cost $5.00 so glad I have a new fuse in there as well. To see how to replace door switches see videos on utube!!

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Charles from OAKDALE, NY

Microwave stays on when door opened

Removed control panel first then removed bracket holding door switches 8 screws total very easy fix ????

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Carlos from GLENDALE, NY

Microwave will not start

Removed three screws from the top front cover and slide it out and following I removed the touch panel and the housing that holds the switches and replaced the bad one.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Robby from Waxahachie, TX

Microwave would not start or run.

Removed the microwave from cabinet, took it apart and replaced the two switches.

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Parts Used:
  • Secondary Door Switch
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Bill from Shawnee, OK

Time would count down but unit would not run & heat.

remove cover, unplug secondary door switch (top switch)
remove switch from holder, install new switch, plug in wires, replace cover, very easy. door switches are a common problem
with microwave ovens.

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Parts Used:
  • Secondary Door Switch
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Bill from Shawnee, OK

Oven wouldn't heat

remove cover-unplug wires from secondary switch-remove switch-snap in new switch-plug in wires-replace cover-works great. very easy to do.

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Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

PartSelect Number: PS237421
Manufacturer Part Number: WB24X829
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