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Door doesn't lock closed and cooking unable to proceed

The door won't lock on closing and the two hooks on the side of the door 'flop'
Apparently they are supposed to stay up, but just 'flop'

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  • JoAnn12 Jan 11, 2009

    The door latch broke off. We tried to regluse it but it will won't latch good enough for the microwave to cook. Will this be a costly item to fix? Are we better off buying a new Microwave?

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The spring is off inside.

Normally the problem is not the spring itself, but a broken spring mounting tab on the door latch head (hook) assembly or the inner door panel.

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If it's the door panel, it's usually easier and cheaper to use epoxy and some kind of hardware to fashion a new spring mount.

The door latch head (hook) is easy to replace or repair if that's the issue.

Normally you have to separate the door panels as shown in the attached photo to get to the innards.

Or you can watch a YouTube video (not a video I made) here that demonstrates how it's done.

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

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