Question about Sharp Microwave Ovens
Actually, the door latch head (hooklike device) is pretty easy to replace or repair if that's the issue.
If you gently push up on the door latches (hook-like devices on the door) there should be spring tension. If they just flop right up, the spring is off.
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.
You can usually find exploded views and order parts by entering your model number here at the Sears parts site.
The best place to order Sharp parts is Tritronics.
We have critical safety & disassembly info at our site, linked here.
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.
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Posted on Sep 27, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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