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The door latch has been pushed in so now the door can't close.

I have a Whirlpool Gold g2microwave, model # GH6178XPS 2.
Someone pushed in the latch inside the face of the microwave so now the door has nothing to hook onto and can't close. Is there any way to remove the face of the microwave to fix these latches? Any suggestions?

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Remove the outer casing so that you can gain access to the door locking mechanism, you will then have to use common sense to decide how to repair

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