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The part that holds the door switches inside the oven is broken; can the part be replaced

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Yes this can be stuck using a instant glue if the broken pieces can be found. Usually this needs to hold the switch and lock in alignment.
So try this out , you can remove the front panel and get access to this assembly.

Posted on Jan 22, 2013

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SOURCE: Panasonic Microwave NN-T785SF Door switches are broken.

Oddly enough, the switch holder is called a "door hook". For this model, it is part # F3020-1200 in case that is bad.

The hook assembly that protrudes from the door is called the "door key".

If you gently push up on the door key there should be spring tension. If it just flop right up, the spring is off inside.

Normally the problem is not the spring, but a broken spring mounting tab on the door key 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 key is easy to replace or repair if that's the issue.

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.

Or you can watch a YouTube video (not a video I made) here that demonstrates how it's done.

The best place to order parts for this brand is Tritronics. Or you can call them toll-free at 866-779-5835. Their Web site will be down until Jan. 2nd.

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

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Posted on Jan 01, 2009

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SOURCE: hook broken that holds rack inside oven. can this

You should be able to get a replacement from partselect . com or repairclinic . com
Some have screws and some are held with adhesive.

Posted on Jul 26, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a MMV4205BAB mounted

Unfortunately on this model you would have to replace the whole door.

You can find handy exploded views and order parts by model number here.

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Thanks for using FixYa. When microwave oven doesn't work at all, it means interior fuse inside the microwave has blown (usually a part inside the microwave makes this fuse blow). Sometimes a bad fuse holder inside the microwave cannot hold the fuse tight enough and the fuse will blow as well. If the fuse isn't the problem, check the door hooks and the door-release button. When these are broken, the door switch doesn't activate, so the oven can't work. It can also be due to a stuck or faulty door switch which might have blown the interior microwave fuse.


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When your microwave oven doesn't work at all, it means interior fuse inside the microwave has blown (usually a part inside the microwave makes this fuse blow). Sometimes a bad fuse holder inside the microwave cannot hold the fuse tight enough and the fuse will blow as well. If the fuse isn't the problem, check the door hooks and the door-release button. When these are broken, the door switch doesn't activate, so the oven can't work. It can also be due to a stuck or faulty door switch which might have blown the interior microwave fuse.

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This is usually caused by either a bad door switch, a loose door switch mount, or a sometimes problem on the control panel.

Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside. Its continuity must be checked.

Door switch or mount trouble can be caused by slamming the door or by opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.

There are plastic mounts inside the microwave which hold the door switches and onto which the door latches lock when you close the door.

The screws on these mounts may be loose. If they get too loose, the switches will not be activated properly.

Sometimes it's a broken tab on the switch holder, allowing the switch to rotate just out of position. Other times, it's a broken tab on the switch holder, allowing the switch to rotate just out of position. This tab can be hard to see, since it is under the bottom edge of the switch.

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

If you think the problem is on the control panel, we repair these nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in most cases.

Please reply back here if you still need help.

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This is usually caused by either a bad door switch, a loose door switch mount, or a problem on the control panel.

Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside. Its continuity must be checked.

Door switch or mount trouble can be caused by slamming the door or by opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.

There are plastic mounts inside the microwave which hold the door switches and onto which the door latches lock when you close the door.

The screws on these mounts may be loose. If they get too loose, the switches will not be activated properly.

Sometimes it's a broken tab on the switch holder, allowing the switch to rotate just out of position. Other times, it's a broken tab on the switch holder, allowing the switch to rotate just out of position. This tab can be hard to see, since it is under the bottom edge of the switch.

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

If you think the problem is on the control panel, we repair these nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in most cases.

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This is usually caused by either a bad door switch, a loose door switch mount, or a problem on the control panel.

Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside. Its continuity must be checked.

Door switch or mount trouble can be caused by slamming the door or by opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.

There are plastic mounts inside the microwave which hold the door switches and onto which the door hooks latch when you close the door.

The screws on these mounts may be loose. If they get too loose, the switches will not be activated properly.

Sometimes it's a broken tab on the switch holder, allowing the switch to rotate just out of position. Other times, it's a broken tab on the switch holder, allowing the switch to rotate just out of position. This tab can be hard to see, since it is under the bottom edge of the switch.

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

If you think the problem is on the control panel, we repair these nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in most cases.

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

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It may be a loose or broken door switch mount or possibly a bad switch.

I have attached (via e-mail) our safety, disassembly & door switch files.

Essentially you make sure it's *unplugged*, then remove the outer cover.

Then you can see inside behind the control panel where the door latches go into the chassis.

There are plastic mounts inside the microwave which hold the door switches and onto which the door hooks latch when you close the door.

The screws on these mounts may be loose. If they get too loose, the switches will not be activated properly.

Other times, it's a broken tab on the switch holder, allowing the switch to rotate just out of position. This tab can be hard to see, since it is under the bottom edge of the switch.

Just opening and closing the door a few times while observing closely will show you where the problem is.

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Once you've looked all this over, please let me know if I can help further.

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Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside.

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If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

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