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Sharp R-305KS door release problem

From moment of receipt, the door release push button did not have any resistance to release the door. Could the lever have been broken in shipment? Is this a replacement part? Where do you obtain the special hex type screwdriver head to remove the sheet metal housing?I have the same door release problem but after removing the screws I still cannot get the 'skin' to release from the front part of the machine. How do you get the stainless steel skin off without damaging it?

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Http://www.partstore.com/Sitemap/Sharp/Sharp/Microwave+oven+parts.aspx
click this link and enter the proper model number and get the required part which you require.
if the above link mentioned does not help then press this link directly http://www.alliedappliance.com.au/s/A17E405.HTM

1 more link for more help http://www.diy-spares.com/cgi-bin/catalogue.pl?section=141025&link_parent=67431&path=67430&shop=sharp
------------------------------------------------------------------------ for ordering spare parts http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/mfg.html
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Sounds like a spring has come off... you can get the hex screwdriver at any hardware store. and basically you need remove the outer shell off to remove the button.

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Yes this can be broken definately and you can get the required part at.
http://www.applianceaid.com/nuker.html

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