A little lug broke off the pivoted box that sits behind the open door button, Ive repaired the lug but when the box is re-positioned, i am unable to see how it engages the door open mechanism - i am reluctant to apply any real pressure to things as the parts are a nylon and ageing.
Can anyone tell me how the box fits onto the door opening device please
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After tearing apart my microwave, I found a little spring broke off the latches. Open the door to the microwave, pop off the plastic piece that the latches on the door go through. You will see a spring behind the latch. If the spring is not connected to the latch it won't operate properly. The spring was held onto the latch with a tiny plastic piece that broke off. An easy solution instead of buying a new latch is to heat up one side of the spring without burning yourself and melt it through the latch piece where it was originally connected then put everything back together.
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Take it to a Discount Appliance or Used Appliance store and have them repair it. There they will have the parts that are used and cheaper to repair than hiring an Appliance Service Technician.
Take the microwave apart and go to www.searpartsdirect.com and type in your model number and find the broken part and part number. Then order the part through ApplianceZone.com or ApliancePartsPro.com. Later when parts arrive at your door... install theparts yourself and save money!
I just had that problem. It is the plastic workings. One of the plastic posts that holds the pivoting lever had to be epoxied. That plastic rejects crazy glue, don't waste your time. Just epoxy and as much as you think can fit under the electronics and the metal plate you will have to pull out.
My suggestion is take pictures of every step so that you can hook all the electrics back up. There are some testy switches that must be unsnapped too.
Hello, Microwaves have built in safety measures that act as switches so that when the door is closed it allows the microwave to operate, but when the door is opened, the switch cuts off so that the device does not operate. So, if your microwave is still operating when the door is open it could cause serious injury to anyone using it. I would strongly urge you to take the microwave to a qualified technician to have it repaired, because some malfunction has occurred that needs to be fixed properly. At the very least, do not open the door when the device is in operation and push the stop and clear button before opening the door so that the device is not running at all when the door is open. You can even unplug it from the outlet. Please do not allow any children you may have to operate the device until it is repaired.
I hope that this gives you some insight as to what the problem may be and I sincerely hope no injuries happen to you or any member of your family.
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sound likes the push button spring broke or popped out of place. if you unplug unit remove all screws going around the back edges. take panel off all the way around ,then you will be able to check spring and bbutton. the ones ive worked on the puch button cradle is usually broken and can be replaced as long as its not 20-30 yrs old.do it yourself 15-30 dollars in shop repair 65-95, in home service around 85-145.00 dollars. depending were you live.
More than likely, the little lever behind the button has broken. You may notice there is less resistance when pushing the button, but perhaps not if your model has a spring behind the button as well. If your handy, you could remove the front panel and take a look at it, but if you dont feel comfortable doing this, it may be equally as expensive to repair this as it would be to buy a brand new one. I'm assuming its out of warranty at this point, but if not, send it back!
If the model number you have this listed under is correct, there is no adjustment. More than likely the door pivot and/or hinges are worn. They can easily be replaced, however. The part numbers are as follows:
Door Pivot - 8184922
Upper Door Hinge - W10114255
Lower Door Hinge - W10114254
You can find these parts at appliancepartspros.com. Just type in the model number and locate items 6, 8, and 13 under the "Door Parts" heading.
If you have questions about this repair, or have a different model number, please post back and let me know so that I may be able to provide better assistance. I hope this helps you.