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Microwave door catches outer frame

I just bought a GE Spacesaver microwave that was a demonstration model. The unit functions fine, but the door is catching on the outside frame of the microwave toward the top at the hinged side. It makes a popping sound when you open it. I checked it out and I can see where the door is catching on the outer case at a particular point when it is almost fully open. It looks like maybe the door needs a slight adjustment so it won't rub against the outer casing. How can I fix this?

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  • pavone Nov 13, 2008

    When the door is closed, the crack between the edge of the door and the control panel is very slightly wider at the top, so I know the door hinge needs to be adjusted. Just exactly how do I get to the hinges? I don't see any screws, tabs, etc that would allow removal of the door cover.

  • pavone Nov 14, 2008

    Good advice all around. Thanks.

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Since it is new, simply return it for a model that works. Having a microwave with an improperly fitting door is a major hazard. better safe than sorry...

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You need to lower the panel on the bottom and you will see the hinge screws there. loosen the screws and adjust the door.then tighten the screws. should be a easy fix

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This is usually caused by either a bad door switch, a loose door switch mount, a misaligned door hinge, or occasionally a problem on the control panel.
Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside. Its continuity must be checked.

Door switch or mount trouble can be caused by slamming the door or by opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.

There are plastic mounts inside the microwave which hold the door switches and onto which the door latches lock when you close the door.

The screws on these mounts may be loose. If they get too loose, the switches will not be activated properly.

Sometimes it's a broken tab on the switch holder, allowing the switch to rotate just out of position. This tab can be hard to see, since it is under the bottom edge of the switch.

One test that sometimes helps is to gently lift up (and/or push down) on the door or handle as you try to start it. If it works or tries to work, then it's a door switch mount or door alignment issue.

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    futureloginn Nov 13, 2008

    You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.
    There may also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.


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Try adjusting the screw near the hinges.

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

  • Legin Varghese
    Legin Varghese Nov 13, 2008

    to make adjustment on the hinges, you need to remove the plastic door cover. you need to physically check and adjust.
    let me know if you need more assistance..thank..kevin.


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