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Broken Microwaive Door

Help! the door wont open on my kitchen aid counter top microwaive model kcms5145jss. After working with the door and using a liitle force, I got it open. The door button that you normally depress to open the door has no resistance and it looks like a part has come loose inside the hole that the bottom door latch fits into. Is there a way to get at this problem and a way to fix the door opening button ? Many Thanks!

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  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2007

    door won't open,

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I'm assuming your correct model number is KCMS145JSS? You have a broken "release lever", part number AP3033332. It's reference number 7 on the exploded view diagram found here: http://www.appliancepartspros.com/sect/4/g/4/4g4rya32jj.gif You can order it by part number from Appliance Parts Pros here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383 If needed, you can download the owner's manual and installation guide here: http://www.kitchenaid.com/custserv/literature_search_results.jsp?searchTerm=kcms145jss If you need further help, please follow up. I appreciate your rating of this answer.

Posted on Nov 18, 2006

  • juanrodman Sep 04, 2010

    I have the exact same problem but can't get the door open!!....without breaking something. Do I need to remove the entire case to get to the problem? Thanks!

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