Question about Whirlpool MH1150XM Convection/Microwave Oven
The pivoting catch on the body of my whirlpool gold MH1150xm is not catching the door latch. I can see that the top latch is not under tension any more and is not returning to its normal position when the door is open or closed (the light remains on). If you can also please tell me how to take it apart as well, I would greatly appreciate it!
I can see the parts at http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=504051.
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.
You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.
If 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 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 latch head (hook) is easy to replace or repair if that's the issue.
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If one of the latches has broken off and
is not lifting the other latch clear of the housing. Remove from any
power source, remove the cover of the cabinet. Slacken off the clamp
mechanism and ease the clamp over the guide to allow the door to
open. When a new door lever is in place, the door may be easily
adjusted by slackening off the screws that clamp the door
catch/actuators in place whilst holding the door closed and then
tightening the screws. The rear of the door may be adjusted by
slackening the lower door hinge screws and adjusting as required.
I hope that helps.
If one of the door interlock switches
is not switching properly, that can cause the turntable/light to come
on even though the "Starts" button has not been depressed
due to the wiring of the switches.
Check for faulty door switches and/or contaminated actuators.
I hope that helps.
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