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LG microwave door won't close and therefore won't cook!

I have a 1.5 yr old LG microwave and the door won't close all the way, requiring me to hold the door shut while my popcorn pops!  I would like to solve the problem myself instead of paying $200 to have it repaired.  Any suggestions?

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    i have a new kenmore microwave purchased for christmas door wont shut good light stays on

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Microwave energy my friend is extemely dangerous! Playing with this unit doesn't make sense. I just bought an 1100 watt Microwave with all kinds of new bells and whistles for $82!! And I am safe!

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