Question about Zanussi Microwave Ovens
One corner of the microwave door doesn't quite meet when it's closed, just a small gap but you can press it in and hear it touching. Brand new appliance. is it a problem?
Being a brand new unit it should work properly. If it did not blow a fuse then its ok but it will only get worse with time. Have it exchanged as soon as possible.
Posted on Oct 15, 2013
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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: sharp microwave R1940
The latch head (the assembly with the hook-like parts sticking out) also has a spring which secures it to the inner door panel. The inner door panel or latch head has a broken spring mount. To repair this, the door panels will have to be separated. If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk You can find a helpful exploded view diagram of this model at http://www3.sears.com You can order parts for Sharp models from Tritronics at http://www.wehaveparts.com.
Posted on Apr 13, 2007
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.
We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.
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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Be-safe, Un-plug your microwave oven ,
Open the microwave cover ,
Close and open door few times to check the door latch(es) and switch(es).
Door switch assembly may has one or more micro switches.( Most switches are black or grey and about 1,25 in long X 3/4 in wide X 5/6 in thick with two or three wire connections).
Making sure door latch close and open these micro-switches.
You can hear the switch "clicks" when small switch pin or lever is pressed.
Sometime these door micro-switches pin or lever get stuck or broken.
You can take couple pictures before remove wires or micro switches
You can buy these switches for about 3-7 dollars online. Some web sites have video showing how to check them. (Using Volt-Ohm meter)
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