Whirlpool Microwave Door Error? Here’s How To Fix It!

There’s no doubt that Whirlpool is a reliable brand with durable products. However, people experience plenty of different challenges while using their home appliances in daily life. Whirlpool microwave door error is the most common error people encounter while using a Whirlpool microwave. 

In this article, I will tell you why this error appears and how can you get rid of it (with step-by-step methods). Whirlpool microwave panel displays this door error due to a variety of reasons. Sometimes, a faulty door switch is responsible for it and it can also happen due to dirt or moisture in your microwave.

Let’s look at the causes of this issue and the solution you need to use in a specific situation.

Why is My Whirlpool Microwave Saying “Door” Message?

  • Blocked microwave door.
  • Dirty or wet microwave.
  • The microwave is not placed correctly.
  • Defective door switch.
  • Damaged door/control panel wires.
  • Faulty door latch.
  • The door sensor is not working.
  • Clogged grease filter.

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How to Fix Whirlpool Microwave Door Error Message?

Check Microwave Door Blockage

First of all, you should check if your microwave door is blocked due to dirt or any other object. If the microwave door is blocked, it will not close properly, and you will see a door error message on the microwave panel. 

If you see any dirt or debris on the door contact area, you should immediately clean it with a damp cloth. Don’t forget to switch off and unplug your microwave before cleaning the door area. Additionally, if there is any other object or packaging material stuck in the microwave door, you should remove it. 

Check If Microwave is Dirty or Wet

Secondly, you have to check if your microwave is not dirty or wet. If your microwave is dirty, it will not function properly. In this case, you will have to clean it and eliminate any dirt or debris that is stuck inside it. To avoid these kinds of issues, you should clean your microwave on a regular basis. 

Moreover, if your microwave is wet or has moisture inside it, you will experience similar errors. Moisture can also cause overheating and other problems in your microwave. You can avoid this by installing an exhaust system in your microwave. 

How to Clean Whirlpool Microwave?

  • Put 2 cups of water in a bowl and add 2 spoons of vinegar to it.
  • Put that bowl in your microwave and heat it for 5 minutes.
  • All the debris stuck in your microwave will melt down.
  • When it’s done, allow your microwave to cool.
  • Be careful and take out the bowl (when it is not too hot).
  • Now, clean your microwave thoroughly.
  • Take out the turntable and clean it as well.
  • After that, reattach the microwave turntable and close the door.

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Place Your Microwave Correctly

If your microwave is not placed on a flat surface, the door will not close properly. That’s why you should always place your microwave on a flat surface and make sure that nothing is blocking the door when you try to close it.

Check Door Switch

The door switch is the most important part of a microwave which locks the door and allows your microwave to heat food. A faulty door switch is responsible for most common problems in the microwave such as the microwave not heating food, etc.

A microwave has multiple door switches but if one of them fails, it can cause your microwave to not close properly. As a result, your Whirlpool microwave will stop working and display an error message. You can unscrew the door and use a multimeter to check if any of your microwave door switches are not working.

However, it is not recommended to replace your door switches on your own because microwaves can store electricity and are extremely dangerous. It is best to contact a qualified technician or Whirlpool customer service to get your microwave repaired.

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Check For Damaged Wires

If the wires between the microwave door and control panel are damaged, your microwave will not work. However, they can only be found by unscrewing your microwave door. 

If you notice damaged wires between your microwave door and panel, you can get them replaced by a professional technician.

Replace Door Latch

If the door of your Whirlpool microwave is not closing firmly, there might be a faulty door latch. The door latch keeps your microwave locked, but when it fails, the microwave door hangs loose. This can be fixed by replacing the door latch of your Whirlpool microwave.

As I mentioned above, you should not try to replace any part of your microwave (unless you are a professional). So, you can contact a professional technician in your area or the Whirlpool service center to replace the Whirlpool microwave door latch.

Reset Door Sensor

If the microwave door remains closed for a long time while the appliance is turned on, it can cause a door error. When you close the microwave door, the door sensor signals the control board that the microwave is ready to start.

If the door is closed for a long time, the door sensor perceives it as an issue. As a result, the microwave panel shows the error message. You can fix this issue by opening and closing the door of your Whirlpool microwave 5-7 times.

After opening and closing the door continuously, the error message will disappear and your microwave will start working again.

Check Grease Filter

The grease filter is located at the bottom side of your microwave which collects the extra grease from your microwave. This filter keeps your microwave clean and debris-free. However, if the grease filter becomes faulty, the microwave will stop working.

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You can clean the grease filter with warm water but remember to wear gloves before doing so. You can also replace the grease filter if becomes loose or stops working.

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Wrap Up

Whirlpool microwave door error can be caused by dirt, debris, or moisture in the microwave oven. It may also be caused If you have closed your microwave for a long time or placed your microwave on an uneven surface.

Additionally, the microwave will show this error if there is a faulty door switch, faulty door latch, clogged grease filter, or damaged wires.

You can fix it by properly cleaning your microwave, resetting your door sensor, and placing your microwave on a flat surface. If there is a faulty component, you can get it replaced by a Whirlpool service center or a qualified technician.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is my Whirlpool microwave saying door?

If your microwave is on but the door remains closed for a long time, the door sensor causes this error. You can fix this by opening and closing the door until the error disappears.

Where are the 3 microwave door switches?

The three switches of the microwave (known as the primary, secondary, and monitor switch) are located at the backside of the control panel.

Can microwave doors be repaired?

Yes, the doors of the microwave can be repaired. However, it is not recommended that you repair them on your own. You should contact a qualified technician to get your microwave repaired.

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