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  • thomas prucha Jan 20, 2013

    I had just put something inside. Now when I push the relase latch button on bottom, the door will not open. Since the panel is on inside, I can't see if Child Lock was accidently activated, although no "locked" appeared on panel.. I have cut circuit breaker, removed exhaustt on top, also the screws on bottom. I still can't see how to get door off, since the latches are still engaged. At this point I don't want to force anything. This unit is also installed above stove, so removal would be a Pain..

  • thomas prucha Jan 20, 2013

    Ok, so downloadin Service manual, whic gave ideas but doesn't have a section "How to Repair while still on wall", I was able to gentley pop the side control panel up, which opened the door. This revealed my primary issue, one eylet on the "4- 6 MLEVPB016MRF0 M Open lever" had broken. I I'm trying to super glue till I get get replacement part ordered.

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My Panasonic 1300w microwave will not turn off. It doesn't cook but won't turn off without actually unplugging it or opening the door and leaving it open. Any help?


You may have a shorted door switch or a shorted relay on the control board.

You can see a help file on door switches here.

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Door latch


see this causes and fix it. God bless you
Open Lever If the microwave door won't open the open lever might be broken. This part can be replaced separately.

Door Spring If the microwave door won't open the door spring may have broken. The door spring is located inside the door and keeps downward pressure on the door hook.

Door Latch If the microwave door won't open the door latch might be broken. The door latch is inside the microwave. The door hook, which is part of the door, engages with the latch to keep the door closed during operation. If the door latch or actuator breaks the door may not open.

Door Hook If the microwave door won't open the door hook might not be releasing properly. The door hook is installed inside the door and normally releases when the door is opened. The hook is made of plastic and will break over time. When this happens it will need to be replaced, it can't be repaired.

Button Spring If the microwave door won't open the button spring might be broken internally. The button spring can be replaced.
Button If the microwave door won't open the button might be broken internally. The button can be replaced.

Handle Actuator If the microwave door won't open the handle actuator might be broken. This is a plastic part which can become brittle over time. This part is connected between the door button and the door latch assembly.

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Oct 15, 2012 | Samsung SMH9187 Microwave Oven

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Door release does't work


It may be a broken door open button, door open lever, or grease in the channel where the door open button moves in the control panel frame.

See these files:
http://wwww.microwavedisplay.com/safety.txt
http://wwww.microwavedisplay.com/disassembly.txt

You can order Panasonic parts from Encompass here but without part numbers, it may be best to call them toll-free at 866-779-5835.

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Sharp carousel microwave R216 LS door latch has a problem. It won't open and feels like there is just a spring inside. I dont know if I can open it and fix it.


It's probably a broken door open lever or door open button.

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


You can order Sharp parts from Encompass here or you can call them toll-free at 866-779-5835.

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The door won't pop open, you hear the click and you have to manually ply the door open


Since no model number was posted, I have to give a general answer.

It's likely that one of the door opening parts (most likely the door open button or lever) is broken.

You can find links to helpful exploded view diagrams and part ordering help here.

I recommend that you bookmark that link to your favorites.

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Sep 26, 2011 | Viking VMOC205SS Microwave Oven

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Door doesn't open when you push the open button>


Since no model number was posted, I have to give a general answer.

It's likely that one of the door opening parts (most likely the door open button or lever) is broken.

You can find links to helpful exploded view diagrams and part ordering help here.

I recommend that you bookmark that link to your favorites.

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When opening microwave door, microwave is running


Your microwave oven's door interlock switch has failed. This is the switch that is supposed to shut off the microwave when the user opens the door.
Since parts for small appliances are unavailable (replacement parts are only available for major appliances), you'll have to either live with it or try to fix it by finding a similar microwave in someone's trash, and using that unit's door interlock switch...
Possibly a popsicle stick (or other safely non-conductive article) can be pushed into the appropriate
contact point?

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I have a Panasonic Model #NN-S255 microwave oven. The button you push to open the door does not open the door. It's like there is no resistance when you push the button therefore it does not push up...


Hello,To get the door open and salvage your dinner, take a long thin blade ( I used a frosting spreader) and insert from the bottom between the door and the oven frame on the side with the latches (usually next to the control panel). You may have to pry the bottom of the door open just a bit. The object is to push up the lower door latch (which is connected to the upper door latch) and manually open the door. You may have to try a few times but this worked perfectly for me and saved dinner. Obviously the door latch needs to be repaired but this solves the immediate problem of dinner being held hostage by a recalcitrant microwave.
wish you good luck,
take care.

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I need model WMS25EGSI to operate my microwave that does not heat


Classic Door Safety Interlock Switch failure. Remove the cover, check the micro switches with a ohm meter for proper operation. They should show 'short' when the door is closed and "open" when the door is open ... or the reverse of this depending on the method used by the manufacturer. Point being, the switches show one condition with the door open and the other condition with the door closed.

The oven needs to know the door is closed before it will turn on the heat. If the switches have failed, the oven thinks the door is open ... make sense?

Why do they fail? Because we all open the door while the oven is operating and this causes switch failure.

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I have a Sharp Microwave Carousel R-420B. I put a bowl of soup in , closed the door, pressed Minute Plus, and hit Stop with approx 20 seconds to go... pressed the door release but nothing happened... door...


Hello,

Usually, the door lever or hinges is the cause of this type of problem.

But in this case, I don't think the door lever or hinge is the cause of your problem.

I think the door is jammed and only needs some force before is can open or unjam.

Use your hands or a flat Philips screw driver to forcefully open the door. Don't apply too much force. Just apply a reason amount of force that could open the oven door.

Before you attempt to forcefully open the microwave door, leave it for about 45mins to 1hr, after that forcefully open the door.

If the above doesn't help to open the door, please let me know so that I can direct you further.

I wish you good luck.

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Mine does this occasionally, and it's because the door hinges have got a bit out of line, allowing the door to drop slightly, so the catch mechanism won't quite disengage.
Look along the bottom edge of the door and see if it has dropped lower than the front panel next to it. Try applying a bit of upward pressure on the bottom edge with your fingers, while pulling towards you at the same time, and with your other hand press the release button.

If that gets it open, remove last night's failed meal, open the door fully and carefully force it up a bit at a time, to bend the hinges back to level - keep pushing the door back so it nearly closes, and look at the bottom edge to check on progress. When the bottom of the door looks level with the panel , try closing it fully and see if the release button will open it again.

Good luck!

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