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237422-1-S-GE-WB24X830          -Monitor Door Switch
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Monitor Door Switch

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PartSelect Number PS237422
Manufacturer Part Number WB24X830
Manufactured by GE

Unplug your microwave before attempting this repair. You will need to remove the grill, which is held into place by two screws at the top of the grill (open your microwave door before doing this). Remove the grill. Remove the screw on the left holding the control panel in place. Loosen the screw behind the panel. You should now be able to lift the panel up and pull forward to detach. You will find the door switch by removing the screws to detach the switch assembly. Press on the release tab to remove the middle switch. Disconnect the wire connector to release the old switch.

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

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.

Related Parts Additional or alternate parts to consider.

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Secondary Door Switch

Part Number 237421

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.

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Question:

What is the name of the lowest switch on the latch body? I see the secondary switch and the monitor door switch in the diagram, but i don't see the name of the lowest switch.

Tom for model number JVM1750SM1SS
Answer:

Hi Tom, That is a great question! The bottom switch on the latch body is another Secondary Switch part number PS237421. The top and bottom are the same switch and the middle is the Monitor. Good luck with this repair!

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Question:

Microwave will not heat...should the monitor (center) door switch work in reverse of other two switches?

Richard for model number JVM6175SF1SS
Answer:

Hi Richard, Thank you for the question, If the appliance is running as normal but with no heat then the switches are fine. If the appliance is running while the door is open or if the fan and light are not turning on then you will need to replace the switches. If the appliance is just not producing heat we suggest you start with the Diode, Part Number: WB27X10597. This diode works with the Magnetron to produce the heat. If the diode did not fix the issue then the Magnetron, PartSelect Number PS2370172 is more then likely defective. Hope this helps!

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Replace light bulb

Joan for model number Jem31sf01
Answer:

Hi Joan, Thank you for your inquiry. There is a video on our website that you may reference on how to install the light bulb. You will find the video under part number PS1156014. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

Question:

I read somewhere that you should make sure the capacitor is discharged before you work on a microwave. How do you find the capacitor and how do you discharge it?

Jack Sell for model number jvm1950sr1ss
Answer:

Hi Jack, Thank you for your inquiry. The capacitor is found in the back of your microwave. The capacitor is discharged by creating a short circuit between the two capacitor terminals and from each terminal to chassis ground.For the proper procedure to discharge the capacitor, you will need to consult your owners manual. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

Question:

Fan and light keep running with the door closed. When i open the door, the fan stops. Close the door again, and the fan comes on and the light stays on.

Price for model number PVM1870SM1SS
Answer:

Hi Price, Thank you for your inquiry. With a problem like this, it is most likely that one of your door switches has failed. You should test them with a multi meter to see which one or ones have failed. Good luck with your repair.

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105 of 136 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: George from Sugar Land, TX

Ge microwave turns on when door is opened

I saw a similar problem description at partselect.com and was confident to take the challenge to repair it myself. (Thanks to partselect.com). 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.
Steps:
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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Parts Used:
  • Monitor Door Switch
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Jim from Lincolnshire, IL

Microwave would not go on

All electrical worked (fan, lights, control panel) door switch was broke. Pulled the oven out. Took out two big screws from the cabinet above. (be careful not to drop oven)Set the oven on kitchen counter. Took off five screws that held the vent cover. Removed vent cover. Took out one screw that held the control panel. Lifted, turned and slid the panel into the space below so I could get to the upper door switch. Replace door switch and re-assemble.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Paul from San Jose, CA

After closing door the display panel must be tapped on to keep the unit operating.

The switches are not the problem! The problem is in the tolerences of the latch housing. I have ordered two new housings (Upper & Lower) and will see if the tolerences are closer. If not I will try epoxying a shim to the plate that operates the microswitches. The other option is to file the mounting slots of the housing to allow adjustment, which would be iffy,keeping them from moving with use. The exploded drawings really need to be clarified. The scale is way too small. It was extremely difficult to pick out the individual parts of the mechanisiam.

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2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful

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:
  • Monitor Door Switch
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Larry from CHARLOTTE, NC

When you open the door at the start the fan wood come on

I removed the unit from the wall removed the top two screws holding the panel above the door I the two screws holding the control panel removed the three switchs I found the top one to be blown and replaced it

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Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

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Manufacturer Part Number: WB24X830
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