Question about Microwave Ovens
What usually breaks is
the door open lever, but it may also be that the rear side of the door open button has worn down too far to work.
On a counter top model, the outer cover will need to be removed to diagnose and repair this. On an over-the-range model, only the control panel needs to be removed.
Please unplug the oven first.
If you or someone you know wants to look into this, we have critical safety & disassembly info here:
Once it is apart, you'll be able to see how the door open button would press against the door open lever, which would then lift up against the door latch heads (hook-like projections on the door) and the door should open.
You can find Sanyo UK support, parts and authorized servicers here.
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Posted on Jan 18, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Be-safe, Un-plug your microwave oven ,
Open the microwave cover ,
Close and open door few times to check the door latch(es) and switch(es).
Door switch assembly may has one or more micro switches.( Most switches are black or grey and about 1,25 in long X 3/4 in wide X 5/6 in thick with two or three wire connections).
Making sure door latch close and open these micro-switches.
You can hear the switch "clicks" when small switch pin or lever is pressed.
Sometime these door micro-switches pin or lever get stuck or broken.
You can take couple pictures before remove wires or micro switches
You can buy these switches for about 3-7 dollars online. Some web sites have video showing how to check them. (Using Volt-Ohm meter)
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