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Door Latch Well so my wife broke the latch to the microwave. I tried glueing but that didn't work. I have a Gold Star MV1501W and I don't know where to buy the latch. Can anyone help?

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  • FIXIT626 Oct 01, 2008

    Ok now how do i get the door off? ha ha

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    William Miller Oct 01, 2008

    Normally
    you have to separate the door panels (as shown in the attached photo)
    and then you'll see the previously hidden screws you need to remove.

    Or you can watch a YouTube video (not a video I made) that demonstrates how it's done.

    We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.




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