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Member Since 13 Jan 2006
Offline Last Active Jan 01 2015 01:59 PM

#249988 Microwave turntable turns when door is opened

Posted by MrDave on 13 March 2013 - 09:08 PM

Okay guys, some news....I have fixed it! It works just like when it was new. I want to thank you for all your help.

What I did was cut the old connector off, crimped the new connectors onto the wire pairs, plugged them onto

the switch, and mounted the switch back into it's original location. re-attached the switch block, adjusted it

for proper door closure, put the cover back on, and did a test on reheating the wife's coffee. PERFECT!

She is as happy as I am. Thank you for bearing with me on this. I apologize for taking so long, but I also had to

wait for the switch to be delivered. I ask a lot of questions because I want to do it right the first time, not have

to do it three or four times before it's fixed. It's like when I used to train operators how to setup & run 4 & 5 axis

horizontal machining centers. I told them to not hold back on asking questions because the stupid questions are

the ones that aren't asked.


Thank you all again for your help and support.


#249848 Microwave turntable turns when door is opened

Posted by MrDave on 11 March 2013 - 07:48 PM

Doesn't matter as long as it's a Normally Open switch, Mr. Dave. You're very close to becoming a hero...don't fail us now...

Now see, this is one of the things that I was not aware of. I was under the impression that if you don't order the exact part,

then things might not work quite right. I know this applies to a lot of different types of parts that actually require the exact

replacement. With a part such as this, as long as it's normally open, then no problem. And I completely understand this. It's

an electrical component, and there can be a lot of different switches with different numbers on them, but they will all work

the same way. Now that I know this, all is good. The switch I ordered is a normally open switch. Thank you for the reply.

I think I have some butt splice connectors and the push-on connectors in my garage tool box. I just need to see if I have

a crimp tool. If not, Radio shack here I come.

Joy is near!



#245672 Microwave turntable turns when door is opened

Posted by MrDave on 05 January 2013 - 07:13 PM

I don't have a wiring diagram, and I would not know what to check or even what wires to check. Even if I did, I don't think I would know what to do with the results of testing the wires. I wish I knew more about repairing appliances as I find it sort of fascinating. I'm a machinist/CNC programmer by trade, now the head of the Mfg Eng dept where I work. I'm not mechanically challenged by any means, but I'm not an electrical whiz on appliance repair, so I turn to all of you professionals to offer your wisdom and helpful advice. You helped me before when my gas oven needed a new ignitor. I ordered one and installed it with all of your help and I am grateful for that. But this problem I have with my microwave has me baffled, almost to the point of being pizzed off at it or myself for not knowing how to fix it. (sigh) So, what would all of you suggest my next step be? I do understand it's almost impossible to diagnose something like this without the unit sitting in front of you, but I'm all ears. Also, be advised, I'm not the type of person to get upset or angry if I don't get a solution here. We're all human and we all try our best to help, myself included when I have something to offer. I'm just grateful that this website exists for us appliance repair challenged people.



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