Directions to remove and open door panel to repair safety door latch.
Please provide step by step directions to remove door from Sharp Microwave. Then to open door panel and repair safety door latch. I cannot locate a service manual from your previous postings. Links are inactive.
Re: Directions to remove and open door panel to repair...
You don't have to remove door to remove panel.
Panel is held in by an outer plastic retainer which can be removed by carefully prying with a small screwdriver. I can be replaced by pushing it back in place after repair is completed.
If you cannot open door from the outside, remove cover and you can see latches. Pry up on latch which will let door open.
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I suspect that the lower door latch has broken off. The lower hook is actuated by the push lever and in turn lifts the upper latch that of course is not being lifted. Disconnect from the supply. Remove the case from the microwave and you will see how the door latch actuator works. Lift it manually and you can open the door. Do not try and use the appliance in that condition as it will take out its mains fuse as the door switches and latches for a safety interlock. Hope this helps.
with butter knife or small flat head screw driver, carefully remove the plastic ring from ther inner door .cheap repair is to hook the spring to the metal fins inside the door if not order outer door panel
It may be the latch head spring or the door open lever or button.
DOOR SPRING LATCH HEAD
you gently push up on the door latch heads (hook-like devices sticking
out of the door)
there should be spring tension. If they 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 latch head (hook) assembly or the inner
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.
you have to separate the door panels (as shown in the attached photo)
and then you'll see how it goes together.
Or you can watch a YouTube video (not a video I made) here that
demonstrates how it's done.
DOOR OPENING BUTTON LEVER
What usually breaks is
the door open lever, but it may also be that the rear side of the door
open button has worn down too far to work.
a counter top model, the outer cover will need to be removed to
diagnose and repair this. On an over-the-range model, only the control
panel needs to be removed.
Please unplug the oven
it is apart, you'll be able to see how the door open button would press
against the door open lever, which would then lift up against the door
latch heads (hook-like projections on the door) and the door should
You can usually find
exploded views and part numbers for Sharp models by entering your model number at the Sears
parts site. If not, let me know. We have many Sharp manuals and if we have yours, we can link you to it at no charge.
The best place to order
Sharp parts is Encompass (formerly Tritronics).
Feel free to contact me directly (and please remind me of your
full model number from the tag on the unit) for more
information & help.
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The door does come apart. Open the door and where the hinges are, there are openings where the hinges enter the door, this plastic piece (goes all the way around the door) With a small flat blade screws driver VERY carefully pry it (plastic) off, once off, check the latch end for the spring, typical failure for a Sharp is the little tab that the spring hooks to on the door, the only way to repair this so it will last is to replace the door frame. they are not too expensive, about $50 or so Part# FCOVB166KIT is the door frame assy
The latch head (the assembly with the hook-like parts sticking out) also has a spring which secures it to the inner door panel.
The inner door panel or latch head has a broken spring mount.
To repair this, the door panels will have to be separated.
If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk
You can find a helpful exploded view diagram of this model at http://www3.sears.com
You can order parts for Sharp models from Tritronics at http://www.wehaveparts.com.