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Door covering broken

The plastic housing on the outermost part of the door is broken at the bottom. What is the name of this part? I would like to order a replacement but I am really unsure what I need to ask for. Also, where is the best place to take it to get fixed in the St. Louis area?

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I have a Kenmore microwave, model 721.62649200. The Handle to the door just broke off. I can find places online to buy a new handle, but I can't for the life of me figure out how to take the door...

I have a similar unit and I removed the outside of the door by loosening two flat head screws on the narrow where the handle is located. There are several screws yet holding the outside plastic housing too. Once these are removed the plastic door will come off. Then the handle will be accessible.
The same issue started with my oven too and I replaced the original handle with larger screws and using a high quality plastic glue.
This held for a while. The plastic door cover seemed to have changed dimensions during its life and warped. I ordered a new door and it lasted a short while. I then asked for a new door under warranty.
Bottom line they wouldn't sent a new cover but they returned my money. Apparently the doors all had crappy plastic issues. Currently we are using the microwave with out the door front. It still works like new after 10 years though.

Nov 12, 2012 | Kenmore 62622 Microwave Oven

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I have a Samsung SMH9187ST microwave, it is about 2 years old. The door won't stay closed. It is worthwhile to try to fix it or should I just replace it?

If you can lift the plastic door latch catches with no resistance, it is most likely the spring/plastic connector. I removed the door by lifting up, pulling the bottom forward, and lowering. I removed the inside black plastic bevel with a jewelers flat screw driver, prying from the latch side's external edge. Once it was started, I could pull it of with a gentle lift. I took out the black plastic latch, drilled a hole near the broken piece and all was good. Samsung is not on my radar for any future purchases. This is the 3rd major purchase that barely made it past warranty or not even thru warranty.

Dec 31, 2010 | Samsung SMH9187ST Microwave Oven

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NEFF H5430NOGB Integrated oven - door won't close, the ;hooks on the door itself seem to have gone loose so they ill not clikc inot place when trying ot close, door just flops open.Amy ideas???

I had this problem. The spring inside the door which pushes the the latches down had broken (plastic peg had broken off).

I managed to fix it by attaching the broken end of the spring to the door frame using a small nylon cable tie using the small hole in the plastic fingers which was already there. Note you need to remove the inside door surround.

See the following link to remove the plastic cover on the door

I had an interim solution which was to tie some thin string to the latch and feed it under the door and pull on the string when closing the door (when it should be latching.


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Dec 06, 2010 | Neff H5430 Convection Microwave Oven

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Dacor dcm 24s one broken safety door latch- door open button not

If the broken part is in the door, you will not have to pull the oven out of its place.

If the broken part is in the door open button area, you will have to remove the oven and take off the outer cover. Chances are it will be a broken "door open lever".

Assuming it's a door latch, you can use a thin strip of plastic to open the door.

It has to be somewhat firm but very flexible because it will have to bend at a right angle.

I have a flexible ruler I use for this.

You have to first shove the plastic strip into the crack between the door and the control panel frame about halfway up the door.

Then the strip will need to be maneuvered so it will bend to the left. Do this by pushing the rear end of the strip down as you continue to push it forward.

It may take a few tries.

Once you have it between the back of the door and the front seal of the cooking cavity, pull the strip straight and firmly up and it will lift the upper door latch and the door will open.

(If the upper latch is the one that's open, you have to start with the strip at the bottom edge of the door instead of the middle).

We have the service / repair manual for this model and have uploaded it to our site here to help you.

It will give you safety info, step by step help in disassembly and troubleshooting tips, and the parts list is here.

Most computers will open these documents automatically, but you may need the free Adobe Reader.

You can order parts

Once you have the door open, 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.

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


Jun 03, 2009 | Dacor DCM24 Convection/Microwave Oven

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Panosonic NN-S525BF Latch Spring Broken

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.

In most cases, the spring mount on the inner door panel breaks off, and while the ideal way to fix it is to replace that whole panel, the time, cost and labor are considerable.

It's usually easier and cheaper and just as effective to use epoxy and some kind of hardware to fashion a new spring mount.

Or if there is enough material to drill a hole for the spring, do that, install the spring, then add a dab of epoxy to cover the bottom loop of the spring where it goes through the hole you drilled.

Let the epoxy dry overnight before you close the door or use the oven.

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



Jan 24, 2009 | Panasonic NN-S254BF Microwave Oven

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Repalce Door handle on GE Profile model number SCA1000DBB03

There're some half a dozen or so small screws securing that frame to the door face. These screws must be removed. Then, the frame can be pried out by releasing the plastic snappers (with a flat screwdriver) while in the same time gently helping the frame to detach from these snappers' hold and the door face. It's a tidious, somewhat annoying task. The snappers may and will even likely break in the process, but aren't needed for the frame to be resecured to the door face after the handle is replaced. Note that the broken ends of the handle must be held with a pair of pliers or a flat screwdriver needs to be inserted bewteen each of them and the hole, or the ends will turn with the screws. This is because the metal screws' grip of the plastic handle broken ends is very strong and will otherwise won't get separated.Once the above is accomplished, reassembling the door is a brease.

P.S.: The dual end latch may interfere somewhat with the job and can be removed for the prtocess to be undertaken without it disturbing. It's easy to remove and replace that latch, including its spring.

Nov 07, 2008 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Broken door hook

The plastic cover on the inside of the door is purely push fit.
To force it off I used 2 strong stainless steel dinner knives.
By easing one knife between the internal glass and the plastic cover I managed to spring one corner by using the other knife on the external bottom edge of the plastic cover.
Try concentrating on one end and once this springs out it is easy to free the rest without having to take it off completely.
The hook is simple to do but be careful with the spring.
All in all it took 3 minutes!

Jan 13, 2008 | Neff B7740N0GB Microwave Oven

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Door won't open

Im sorry to say, but the housing will have to come off to unlatch the door from the inside.Not difficult ,Unplug the unit and remove all of the screws around the top of the housing cover if any,also
rear and both sides will have to come out.When they have all been removed, lift the rear of the top housing cover and pull back.You will be able to see where the two door latches are locked in place.With a screwdriver,you can push up on the bottom latch and the door will open. All this can be done without spilling the milk inside.Just slide the microwave around slowly to get to the screws.The broken part inside should be able to be replaced.Contact repair parts center.

Oct 31, 2007 | Danby DMW139 Microwave Oven

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Stuck Microwave door

In most cases this is due to a broken door opening lever or loose or broken door latch / hook parts. They can only be accessed and examined if the cover is removed from the microwave. In many over the range models, you can access the door parts by removing the control panel assembly. Sometimes you may be able to get it open by pushing up gently on the bottom of the door while pushing the button, in case you need to empty it.

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