Question about Panasonic NN-S254BF Microwave Oven
Actually its the plastic post that secures the bottom loop of the latch spring that is broken, making the spring useless. The plastic edge of the door is also cracked near the bottom. I can see the broken "post" lying in the bottem of the door's interior when I bend this piece of plastic out. Of course without the latch spring working, the microwave door does not activate the safety required to operate the microwave.
The Sears parts website is the only place I can find a basic schematic diagram to order parts to repair the door, but I cannot figure out how to get the door off the hinges or to disassemble the door so that I can replace the part that has broken inside.
Does anyone have a service manual or knowledge that can help me remove and repair the door componens?
Many thanks for your assistance!
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.
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