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Broken door latch on Model 63679 Kenmore Elite Microwave.

Ordered new latch spring assembly but cannot see how to take door assembly apart to replace. Please help with directions on how to do.

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    broken spring latch on microwave but don't know how to remove door to fix it

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You have to separate the door panels (as shown in the attached photo) and then you'll see the previously hidden screws you need to remove.

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

You can find helpful exploded views by entering your full Kenmore model number at the Sears parts site.

A full Sears/Kenmore model number has 3 digits, a dot, then 8 more digits, such as ###.########

Please be aware that you may have a broken spring mounting tab on the inner door panel.

In such cases, the best way to fix that is to drill a hole in the remaining material, insert the spring, then add a dab of epoxy where they spring attaches to the panel.

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

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If you gently push up on the door latch heads (hook-like devices sticking out of the door) there should be spring tension. If they just flop right up, the spring is off inside.

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

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.

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

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