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Microwave turntable turns when door is opened

31 December 2012 - 07:45 PM

Greetings all and Happy New Year!


We have a Panasonic 1250 watt 2.2 cu ft microwave, model # NN-S954WF. The problem is when the door is opened, the turntable starts turning. Nothing else is running. Now when the door is open, if I push and release the big button that opens the door, the turntable reverses direction. The turntable does not rotate with the door closed and the oven off. Other than that, the microwave functions normally. I think I have narrowed it down to a faulty door switch, but I am not a professional. I could not find the part let alone a source for it. If it really is a door switch, what is the difficulty replacing it if I had a new switch? The oven works great other than this but my wife says to trash it and get a new stainless steel microwave. But if I can fix this one it will be WAY cheaper, but I can't locate the part if it is the door switch. What do youse pros think?

Thanks for any help you can provide.


What is causing this in my dishwasher?

12 February 2012 - 09:29 PM

Hi all,
My question is related to dishwashers in general, not a repair on a specific brand, but mine is a Kenmore Ultra Wash 2. I can give you model numbers and all that if you want. Anyway, For as long as we have lived in this house and used the dishwasher, anything I put in there always came out crystal clear clean. Now, anything I put in there always ends up with a whitish dried film all over. We have to re-wash everything to get the film off. I will say that a few months ago I had the hot & cold water supply flex lines replaced due to a leak, and the guy that replaced them used a smaller inside diameter line for the hot & cold lines. Probably because that is what he had on his truck. I would have done it but my home warranty covered it. So, my question is, could the gookus white film on everything be caused by lower water pressure (I do notice that when using the sink faucet), or the detergent ( I have tried Cascade regular and Cascade Complete) Or what? I do use Jet Dri water spot preventer. I am leaning toward water pressure, but I can't be absolutely sure since I am not an expert in this field. (A man's got to know his limitations) The dishwasher works fine, just like it always had, and I had no issues with it. Actually, it works great! So what do you think could be causing the problem?
Thanks for your input.

Question on appliance repair

17 May 2009 - 07:54 AM

Hi all!
Well, all my kitchen appliances are operating as they should
so I don't need to seek advice, but I have a nagging question.
I don't mean to be sounding stupid, but what is the difference
between appliance repair and appliance reparation?

Wary of buying a new fridge

30 November 2008 - 09:32 AM

Hi all,
Since I have received a lot of great help in these forums, I thought I would ask some advice. My wife and I are upgrading our appliances. The fridge we have now is an Amana side by side with ice & water in the door, 22-23 cf, all black. It's getting close to 20 years old and we are going with all stainless appliances. The fridge still works great, never gave a lick of trouble in all these years. As to the new units, everywhere I look to do research on the new models, no matter what brand it is, I hear all sorts of bad things about them whether it's Whirlpool, or any other brand. ALL of them. Which really leaves me in a quandry as to what to purchase since a new unit will be $1500+, probably over $2000 based on what we are looking for (25+ cu ft, stainless, french door, etc). It's like none of them are any good based on what consumers are saying. So I don't really know what to do at this point. It's almost like I'm scared to make the purchase then end up with the thing dying after 6 months and losing all the food in it. I was just reading this morning about Samsung fridges. Nice ideas in how they design them, but poor quality & even worse customer support. Same with LG. Now I read that LG makes Kenmore. Arrrrggghhhhh!
What to do?????
Does anyone have some words of wisdom to offer? I could sure use some.

Chest Freezer

20 July 2008 - 06:28 AM

My wife and I are considering getting a chest freezer
for the garage. Just a mid size one, around 8-13 s.f.
We saw some good prices at Sears for the Kenmore
brand, and I know to stay away from anything with a G.E.
label on it. Are there any other opinions as to what
other brands would give me grief? Also, any other
hints, tips, and words of advice would be appreciated
since we have never had a chest freezer before.


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