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Microwave door tension spring

I believe the tension spring on my microwave door broke. The door just falls open with no resistance. How do I go about replacing it?

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  • dale2go Jan 04, 2009

    i have the same problem. the springs are broken and i have located the replacement parts. i have disassembled the door frame but can't get the plastic door planel to come off to get to the torsion springs. how does the plastic frame get removed?

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See answer here http://www.fixya.com/support/t265705-microwave_door

in different thread.. Basically have to pry plastic trim ring off inside of door with putty knife (careful, it cracks easily) to get to screws on bottom of door. See second pic. Top screws are easily accessible from inside of door. Spring can easily be replaced by hand once you get adequate access. You'll need a fairly stubby right angle screwdriver (I used a cut-down #2 Phillips bit and small Vice-Grips as a make-do) to get to the screws. Also need Torx (T10, I think) to detach the shock absorber doodads from the door where they attach above the hinges. If you're just starting to take the door apart, be careful when you take out the top 2 screws on the inside-- they hold the inside plastic piece on , but they also hold the whole outer stainless/ glass/ handle piece on. It just slips in at the bottom, so be ready to slide it out when you take these screws out.Microwave door tension spring - fea33aa.pngc391898.jpg

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