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    Jake
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KMHC319ESS2 KITCHENAID MICROWAVE INTERMITTENTLY DISPLAYS ON THE SCREEN "DOOR, DOOR/OPEN CLOSE"

RH913

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Hi all,
My daughters kitchenaid microwave model #KMHC319ESS2 INTERMITTENTLY DISPLAYS ON THE SCREEN "DOOR, DOOR/OPEN CLOSE"
I SUSPECT THE DOOR LATCH SWITCH.
Any help would be appreciated.
 

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The latch bracket assembly holds the microswitches. On some models it's adjustable but not all models. To check the door switches Unplug microwave oven or disconnect power.
Remove the air grille

Open the microwave oven door and remove the control panel assembly

From here you should be able to access the microswitches. Remove the wires from the microswitches and check them for continuity by opening and closing the door.

Here's the three door switches:

W10727360 Switch


Door Switch W10211974


W10269458 Switch


Let us know what you find.

Jake
 

Jake

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Ok, sounds good.

Jake
 

RH913

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Hello again
Checked all 3 switches, all seem to OK,
I checked them attached to their plastic retainers. I rotated the cam.

If you forcefully close the door it works fine.
gentle closing gets the door not closed warning
there was no adjustments.
any Ideas
 

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That's interesting, let me ask Rick. He was under the weather when I helped you, he's much better now. He and Jeff much more about Microwaves that I do.

Jake
 
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