GE microwave - bad door switch


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Old 09-25-15, 07:12 PM
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Question GE microwave - bad door switch

Hello, .....................GE PEB2060DM2BB

When I start the microwave, the timer countdown starts, I hear few clicks but the turn table does not rotate and microwave does not start (no humming, no fan and no heat).

I suspect primary interlock switch must be bad.

Problem is - I can't seem to pull the connectors off from the primary interlock switch in order to replace/test it. Any idea that would do the trick?
 

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Old 09-25-15, 08:59 PM
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That microwave should use two switches. One will have two terminals and the other has three terminals. The wires should just slide on.

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Thanks Pete,

Appreciate quick response.

I found those parts and already purchased them. My problem is that I can't remove connectors from the existing switch terminals. I tried to wiggle and pull, but something seems to be stuck or preventing from removing the connectors from the switch terminals...

Somewhere I read that sometimes those connectors will have a small plate (tongue) that kind of snaps in the hole on the switch terminals which makes it hard to pull.

Any idea?
 
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Old 09-25-15, 11:35 PM
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Could possibly use a locking pin.....

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You'd have to use a small pick to push the clip back out.
 
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Old 09-26-15, 04:36 AM
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I use a screwdriver between body of part and clip. turn driver or pry it off. Will feel it pop out of clip.
 
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Eureka!!

Yes, that was it. Pressing that while pulling the pin out make the job whole lot easier.

However, in one of the earlier attempts, I may have broken off one of the the tab keeping the switch in place. After that part arrives, I should be good to go.

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