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The latch on kenmore micro #721-62622200 is broken at bottom

I ordered a new latch and spring (just in case) from Sears, it arrived today but I can't figure out how to take the door apart. I can't even figure out how to get it off the hindge. The door closes with top latch, but the bottom latch is what makes the microwave work and turn off the light. The light has been on for 3 days now. Can you help me?

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In order to have the correct operation of the door latch mechanism and latch switches.

  1. Ensure correct adjustment of the Door and the Latch switches.
  2. Wipe off any dirt or grease around the door key where it touches the latch switched and door hooks with a soft cloth. Maintaining the smooth movement of the latch mechanism and switches etc�
  3. After replacement of the latch mechanism and/or Latch switches. Make sure to confirm a smooth operation of these parts are in order.
to view the exact diagram of how to do this manually just click the link http://www.applianceaid.com/micro8.html

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

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