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The push to open door handle on the model #KCMS 122Yal-0 (1995) built-in microwave sticks and won't open without pulling on door from underneath applicance

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It may be that the push button, cam lever or door latch (or all three) have some grease accumulated on them that's making it sticky to open.

Or the rear surface of the push button or the face of the lever may be so worn that the door latches don't get pushed up all the way anymore.

These door opening parts are all located behind the control panel and pretty easy to get to so you can observe them as you press the button. That way you can figure out which is bad.

At our site, we have a video showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

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

You should enter your model number without the dashes: KCMS122YAL0

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

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