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We found model # for Samsung micro wave door will not stay latched tight model # is SMH7174WC/E how do we take door apart? thank you

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This service manual should help you.

If you need to order any parts, the best bet is to get the full model number from the tag in or on the unit and call Encompass toll-free at 866-779-5835.

Posted on Jan 09, 2013

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Door Disassembly

Actually, the spring is probably okay. What breaks is either the latch head (with the hook-like protrusions) OR the spring mounting tab on the inner side of the outer door panel. The spring connects to both of these parts. The outer door panel is not availablke as a separate part, so if that's where the break is, you'll have to get a bit creative and clean it squeaky and use epoxy (like JB Weld, but never use "super glue") or you can drill into the panel slightly and install a small screw eye or glue it in place. Even if the spring mount on the inner door panel is not yet broken, while you're in there, it's a good idea to clean it squeaky and add some epoxy to strengthen it. To get to the screws, you have to remove the choke cover (see sample photo below). It's usually not necessary and is better not to remove the door. You can set the oven on its left side on a table top, open the door carefully, and ease it down to the table top. Then you have a level, stable area to work on the door. If the problem is the latch head (ref # 5-2-2) then I would recommend replacing that part instead of gluing it. That's because the new part may be an improved version. Plus you'll start out fresh. The part # is LSTPPB030MRF0 (zero on the end, not an "oh") You can order Sharp parts from http://wwww.wehaveparts.com You can find a helpful exploded view of the door here: http://207.234.249.73/mwd/r1480_control_door_exp.pdf

Posted on May 11, 2007

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SOURCE: Sharp Carousel Microwave door latch stopped working door won't stay closed

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.

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

We have *critical* safety & disassembly info at our site, linked here: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

We also have this full service manual at our site: http://www.microwavedisplay.com/R1480_R1481_R1482_sm.pdf

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

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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Posted on Apr 18, 2008

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SOURCE: Broken door latch

The latch head (the part you describe) is ref # 5-7 in the parts list and is part # LSTPPA169WRF0 (that's a zero on the end, not an "oh") You can get it from Tritronics at http://www.wehaveparts.com We have the entire service manual on our site: http://www.microwavedisplay.com/r930ak_aw_sm.pdf I appreicate your rating. Good luck!

Posted on Feb 10, 2007

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SOURCE: samsung mw4699s fuse replacement

A microwave can be dead for many reasons.

It may be the fuse, which is usually located behind the grille or on the floor of the oven behind the control panel or between the door switches.

If the fuse is good, it may be an open thermostat or thermal cutout (TCO) / thermal fuse on or near the magnetron or on top of the cavity / body of the oven.

If it goes dead for a while during or after cooking then comes back on, the magnetron is probably overheating and causing the magnetron thermostat to open.

Then when it cools, it closes the circuit and allows power through again.

When checking TCOs or thermostats, if it has a hood fan thermostat, that should read open, as opposed to the others, which should read closed.

The TCOs you need to be concerned usually with have black wires. You can ignore the ones with blue / violet wires in this case.

If it went dead almost immediately after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a shorted high-voltage capacitor.

If it went dead a few seconds after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a failing high-voltage transformer.

If it goes dead or blows the breaker (or GFI) when you plug it in or open or close the door, then there's a problem with a door switch or door switch mount.

If it's intermittent or random, it may be a bad connection, usually on the control board or a loose fuse holder, or even an intermittent fuse.

You should do a continuity test on the fuse while it's in the holder (with the microwave unplugged, of course) then turn the fuse by hand or take it out and put it back in, then test it again.

If you remove the fuse, then press the meter leads against the ends, it can allow internal contact to be made and make a bad fuse appear to be good.

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical safety information and disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa.

You can order Samsung parts here.

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

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Broken door latch on Model 63679 Kenmore Elite Microwave.

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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We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

8b26738.jpg

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