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Panasonic microwave oven model nn-h965bfx door wont close. feels like spring or something is no longer latching the door close.

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I have the same model microwave. When I opened the thing up I noticed that the latch and safety switches are connected to the chasses with two screws. The problem with this design is the metal that holds the microwave together bends every single time you open the door over time this causes metal fatigue. The part that has to be replaced to fix this is the chasses itself. I have found a way to rig it up and work for a while. I don't know how long it will last, but it is working now. I used a little hole tape and a 1x2 piece of wood about 6" in length. Put the piece of wood on the side of the latch closest to the cooking section of the microwave. Then put the hole tape from the top lip to one screw in the latch. This seems to be keeping it from moving for now.
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Posted on May 17, 2014

  • Jayson Cooper
    Jayson Cooper Jul 10, 2015

    Update: It is 3 months shy of being 2 years since I have made this repair and the repair is still working. Panasonic should incorporate something like the above into their design for this unit.

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While I don't have that model's diagram, normally you have to separate the door panels (as shown in the attached photo) and then you'll see the previously hidden screws you need to remove.

Or you can watch a YouTube video (not a video I made) here that demonstrates how it's done.

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.

You can order Panasonic parts here.

We're happy to help you and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.
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Posted on Jul 23, 2008

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You can order Panasonic parts here. Chances are you'll have to order just the part that's bad, assuming it's available.

Otherwise, I would recommend that you contact your nearest Panasonic-authorized servicer to see if they have any used or "new old stock" doors or parts.

We're happy to help you and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

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SOURCE: door does not latch close

If you gently push up on the door latches (hook-like devices on the door) there should be spring tension. If they just flop right up, the spring is off.

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.

You can order Panasonic parts here.

We have critical safety & disassembly info at our site, linked here.

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.

Or you can watch a YouTube video (not a video I made) here that demonstrates how it's done.

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Posted on Sep 02, 2008

MicrowaveSvc
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SOURCE: broken door catch, possible spring,

If you gently push up on the door latches (hook-like devices on the door) there should be spring tension. If they just flop right up, the spring is off.

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.

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.

Or you can watch a YouTube video (not a video I made) here that demonstrates how it's done.

The best place to order parts is Tritronics. You can also call them at 866-779-5835.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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Posted on Nov 27, 2008

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SOURCE: I have a Panasonic microwave NN-V689W where the

You will need to check out from the Panasonic service centre ( try a search for this model) but the best will be to try to get a salvaged door assembly unit. Mostly many sets have their panel pads or electronic boards damaged leadding to scrapping the set. So if you can try you will be able to easily source all the reqired spares or the fully door assembly from a scrap dealer / repair shop. Also try to improvise with a latch for triggering the limit mocro switch. You can attach some plastic to be welded to the door latch so as to push the limit switch. at least for the time being or even use another limit switch with an extended stem. Hope you try this out. Good day .

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