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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Posted on Feb 03, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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