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Microwave door will not close completely. There is something giggling in the door latch. Need some help with how to take apart the door to replace the latch.

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  • cheriKiv Mar 24, 2009

    whirlpool microwave/oven combination model# GMC305PDS07
    'DOOR' flashes on the display and microwave will not work.

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I took my microwave apart to fix the broke spring in the door & put everything back exactly the way it was &it wo nt do anything ??????


Bad luck. Are you sure you mounted everything everythinh exactly the way it was? No pieces missing or left over?
Best procedure is to that a photo of each step.
My adivec: Do it agaim carefulley. I no luck, look for a repair service
Maybe you can fine a video tutorial for your Microvwve in youtube?
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I have a amana road range microwave and the door won't close . AMV3204VAB-0


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Open Lever


If the microwave door won't open the open lever might be broken. This part can be replaced separately.

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Door Spring


If the microwave door won't open the door spring may have broken. The door spring is located inside the door and keeps downward pressure on the door hook.

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Door Latch


If the microwave door won't open the door latch might be broken. The door latch is inside the microwave. The door hook, which is part of the door, engages with the latch to keep the door closed during operation. If the door latch or actuator breaks the door may not open.

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Door Hook


If the microwave door won't open the door hook might not be releasing properly. The door hook is installed inside the door and normally releases when the door is opened. The hook is made of plastic and will break over time. When this happens it will need to be replaced, it can't be repaired.

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Button Spring


If the microwave door won't open the button spring might be broken internally. The button spring can be replaced.

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Button


If the microwave door won't open the button might be broken internally. The button can be replaced.

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Handle Actuator


If the microwave door won't open the handle actuator might be broken. This is a plastic part which can become brittle over time. This part is connected between the door button and the door latch assembly.
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Why does the light / safety switch stay on when the door latches shut ?


Most likely there is a part missing from the door latch mechanism that you need. This probably broke off when the handle failed. It would be a tab or wedge shaped piece of plastic that strikes the door switch and pushes the switch closed when the door is completely shut. You will need to find that piece and glue it back on or get a new handle assembly from Samsung.

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Door will not latch shut on our microwave.


you must test the hooks and door release button for broken, if this are the switch internal will not close for START the microwave see the diagram attached. God bless you
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Dometic door on convection microwave wont stay closed


Damaged or bent latch/s---unit would have to be taken apart to see if fixable or needs parts replaced.

I would Google the full model number with "parts" to see what is available for this unit.

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My Kitchenaid khms155lss-2 has a problem latching completely. Once finally latched the microwave would start and then stop during the cooking time because the door became unlatched. I have to stand by the...


Ok.Agreed,latch is not cracked or worn out.But check the grip of latch.Open the door.The hold the latch in your hand and see,if its loose or tight.It should be tight.Press the latch towards down and move it left/right slowly --- slowly.And inspect the latch.It will move,there will be a moment but the position of the latch in the door frame should be tight.If you feel that latch is got very loose,then the door frame needs to be disassembled and latch assembly has to be repositioned and fitted.In most of the cases this latch breaks/cracks and it needs replacement.But in your case,its different,you mentioned that if you keep your oven door pressed then latch remains closed..So if latch is broken/cracked it will not get closed properly.So as per that i think,you will have to check the opposite side of the door frame,where this latch gets into.On that side,there is a interlock type part.Which holds this latch.That part is operated by spring.If in-case that interlock type part or the spring,any of this is got loose then latch will get released after few minutes.--------------- But first as regular troubleshooting,you inspect the latch.Do you feel its loose or getting very easily moved,then open the door frame and check the latch.----------- For that you will required door disassembly diagram:--- Click the link,see part number 3 is door latch.-------- http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/partsdirect/showSubComp.pd?imageUrl=http://c.searspartsdirect.com/lis_png/PLDM/W0505176-00002.png -------------- If the latch is properly positioned and intact then ,you will need to disassemble the opposite side cabinet to check the internal part,which hold the latch.For that you will require complete disassembly:---Click this link for complete disassembly:-- http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Kitchenaid-Parts/Microwave-Parts/Model-KHMS155LSS2/0593/0123370?pathTaken=&prst=0&shdMod=KHMS155LSS2 -------------- The door latch itself or other parts holding the door latch,none of the part is costly then $10.The cost of part is under $10.---------It just require you to figure out,either is cracked /broken part or just loose misaligned part.-------- This will help.Thanks.Helpmech.

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GE JVM1660 spacemaker XL microwave


If you gently push up on the door latch heads (hook-like devices sticking out of the door) there should be spring tension. If they just flop right up, the spring is off inside.

Normally the problem is not the spring, but a broken spring mounting tab on the door latch head (hook) assembly or the inner door panel.

If it's the door panel, it's usually easier and cheaper to use epoxy and some kind of hardware to fashion a new spring mount.

The door latch head (hook) is easy to replace or repair if that's the issue.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

We have critical safety & disassembly info at our site.

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

Or you can watch a YouTube video (not a video I made) here 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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The door to my Sharp microwave over the counter will not close


You can fix this. The same thing happened to my Sharp Microwave.

I got my parts at www.repairclinic.com . On my partidular model (which is probably onder than yours) there is a right hand latch and a left hand latch. Make sure of the one you need. Heck - buy them both.

The door was a little trickey for me to get apart - there was a plastic strip hiding the screws.

While I had it apart, I replaced the door safety interlock switches too ... you may want to consider replacing yours as well.

Also, as long as you have it all apart, you might want to change the lamp as well.

If you need more help with this ... tack a note on to this post.

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The latch on kenmore micro #721-62622200 is broken at bottom


In order to have the correct operation of the door latch mechanism and latch switches.
  1. Ensure correct adjustment of the Door and the Latch switches.
  2. Wipe off any dirt or grease around the door key where it touches the latch switched and door hooks with a soft cloth. Maintaining the smooth movement of the latch mechanism and switches etc�
  3. After replacement of the latch mechanism and/or Latch switches. Make sure to confirm a smooth operation of these parts are in order.
to view the exact diagram of how to do this manually just click the link http://www.applianceaid.com/micro8.html

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