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My Whirlpool Microwave model WMH53520 CW-6 will often not start until and unless I open and close the door. I get a sign telling me to do that, and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. More often than not, I have to open and close the door several times before the machine will do its job. Yesterday, it took 10 minutes and many tries before it would work. Very, very annoying, especially in the midst of preparing a meal.

Contractor's Assistant: Can you guesstimate how old your Whirlpool is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?

It was installed in my kitchen in August, 2014. I bought it at Sears.

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

If by work you mean repair, I'm not qualified to do that,

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

No, that's it. The machine has never failed to work, eventually, and it does a great job. I like it.

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Appliance
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Appliance Technician: Rusty S, Home Appliance Technician replied 6 months ago
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Hi, welcome to Just Answer. Sorry to hear you are having appliance trouble, I know how frustrating that can be!

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Appliance Technician: Rusty S, Home Appliance Technician replied 6 months ago

This is a common problem but one that is easily corrected. Please allow me just a few minutes to prepare some information for you, thank you!

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Appliance Technician: Rusty S, Home Appliance Technician replied 6 months ago

The door switches are having issues, see numbers 7 & 9 at the link below.

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Those switches are available below. There are also videos at that same link showing how they are replaced!

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