There were 2 wires on one switch, 3 on the other. They can only go on one way, so yes, I am sure I put them back the same way they came off.
I would have to open up the microwave again. Give me a few minutes. Do you want a picture of the "column" I am talking about too? Might as well while I have it open.
Here are pictures of 3 of the switches.
Here is the top switch
It looks like the switch with 3 wires are white, blue and grey, but they have big things on the end of them.
What is a door actuator? The little hook thing that keeps the door latched?
They do make contact, but the bottom switch facing the outside will engage, but does not disengage when the door is shut. It's like ringing a doorbell; you push it in and let it out an the bell rings. This only pushes in and holds it. I'll put it back together and see if I can get another picture. Would that help?
yes. It is held down when the door is closed.
Yes, as far as I can tell, all the switches are held down when the door is closed.
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And if it doesn't? Is there something else I should check out?
OK. Thank you for the information. I hope the switches do the trick or I will be shopping for a new microwave!
Enjoy the rest of your summer.
It didn't go well. I replaced the 2 other switches, and they keep shorting out the fuse. Now nothing works.
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2 wires, black and white with a blue plastic shield over it. The black one goes in the middle of the switch, the blue one goes on the post sticking up.
yes, same switch. There are 3 like that, and one with 2 prongs at the end.
The middle wwitch is the one that is shorting everything out. I tried replacing it with an old switch, and it did the same thing. Before I replaced the middle and top switch, I would get a message saying the door was open. Now it shorts out, even with the original switch in there. Why would it do that?
No, tried it both ways with the same result. Could there be anything else that would cause that switch to short out the fuse?
That is how it is all wired. I currently have the middle switch disconnected though, but I know how the wires go in.
as soon as you plug it in
The black and white ones, on the middle switch
What do you mean by test for continuity? With a meter? I won't have one until after work tonight. What would I be looking for?