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my microwave oven will not turn on sometimes

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my microwave oven will not turn on sometimes
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Dave replied 7 years ago.
It sounds like an issue with a door switch. Number 8, 10 or 24 on the link. Check for signs of overheating. Make sure to unplug the unit first.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
what link?
Expert:  Dave replied 7 years ago.
Sorry, I'll resend
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
how do i check for signs of overheating? should i order the part and fix myself?
Expert:  Dave replied 7 years ago.
If you look carefully at the switches, the connector will get discolored. There is one main switch that carries the amperage that is the one that typically fails. It's not hard to fix if you have decent mechanical skills.
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