Fan and light stays on in my microwave after food is cooked

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asked May 25, 2017 in Maintenance/Repairs by coffeeh (210 points)
I have a Walmart Brand Microwave that I've had for 3 years now.

Today I noticed it won't completely shut off after food is cooked.

It stops the cooking mode but the fan and light stay on until I unplug it?

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answered May 25, 2017 by Shawn (102,160 points)
It's most likely your door switch on the microwave.

The switch tells the microwave when the door is closed and it must be stuck in the position showing it's open.

You can probably replace the switch pretty easy by looking up the model number online.

But if it were mine I'd just unplug it when not needed.

Although if you feel like replacing the switch, depending on the model of your microwave the microwave door switches are priced as low as $3.00 that's a lot cheaper than a new microwave.

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