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GE Advantium 120 door latch repair

Can anyone explain how to remove the panel so I am able to expose and repair the door latch? Thank you

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  • Marge Kelly Mar 05, 2009

    My door latch snapped off too. I ordered a replacement part from GE for about $10. Now I just have to figure out how to get to the latch to replace it. Any ideas? I found one person that said I need to pry off the outer plastic covering and it will expose the latch. I haven't had a chance to try that yet.

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Does the model you have have the vent that comes out at you. If so you need to take the screws out of the top front. Then after they are out not to hard slide the vent to the left give a little force. the vent comes off then you can access the screw that holds in the board

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