Question about Microwave Ovens
When I try to start microwave it says door on panel as if door not closed
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Door latches to microwave broken
I assume you're talking about the spring that keeps tension on the door hooks (latch heads, as they're called by Sharp). When you shut the door, the "hooks" are held down by this spring to actuate the door switches. To fix this, you'll have to separate the door panels. You can download the service manual from my Web site. There's a loop built into the latch head assembly and sometimes the loop breaks. If so, you can drill a tiny hold in it and reattach the spring there. There may also be a loop on the innner door panel to hold the spring. That one can break, too. If it's broken, you'll have to find a way to secure the spring to the panel. If the panel material is thick enough, a tiny screw eye could be inserted, then epoxied overnight to secure it. I've attached a diagram to this message that should help you. If that doesn't help you, I have the service manual for the R1600-series microwaves on my Web site at: http://www.microwavedisplay.com/R1610.pdf Repost if you need more help.
Posted on Nov 15, 2006
SOURCE: Broken microwave door latches
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This is actually an easy fix. The hard part is getting the part. You might be able to get the part on line. Get the make,model and serial#. See if the manufacturer will sell you the latch. Usually there is about 6 screws on the out side edge of the door. Also 4 screws in the door. assemble the same way it came apart. If you can't get the part trash it.
Posted on Mar 05, 2008
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.
We have *critical* safety & disassembly info at our site, linked here: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk
We also have this full service manual at our site: http://www.microwavedisplay.com/R1480_R1481_R1482_sm.pdf
Normally you have to separate the door panels (as shown in the attached photo) and then you'll see the screws you need to remove.
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Posted on Apr 18, 2008
I have a semmins microwave working in great condition, last night the latch mechanism inside the microwave don't allow the door latch to close.Only the top portion, bottom portion is ok.
Posted on Dec 07, 2008
theres a small plastic hook inside the door which holds a tension spring this will have snapped off stopping the latch from entering the lock its actually quite easy to fix the inner plastic frame can be unclipped with a small flat blade screwdriver exposing the hook mechanism and the spring will be lying in the bottom of the door frame you can reconnect it to the metal inner frame it stretches the spring a little more but it will never snap again ive done this loads of times with no probs otherwise you will have to replace the outer door to reinstate the broken hook.
Posted on Aug 05, 2009
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Based off the information you have provided your microwave will start when the door is open and stop when it is closed. It sounds like a possible issue within your control panel or door latch assembly. I would suggest you reset your microwave which can be done by unplugging it for roughly ten minutes.
If that does not correct the issue I would consult a professional technician to come out and properly diagnosis your appliance. I hope this has been helpful. -Matt
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