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My Panasonic microwave nn-t945sfx. Door is hard to shut and is not latching correctly. I inspected the spring and latch and it appears to be working correctly. I noticed the two holes where the latch


Common problem. Apply a small dab of lithium grease to the tips of the door hooks. You might also have to adt. the door latch switch assembly inside the oven as it could be bent out of shape from the hard to close door.

Nov 19, 2014 | Panasonic Microwave Ovens

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Viking Microwave door latch


Try pushing in on the door while pressing the door release latch;
Also, try pushing the door latch and reach under the front edge of the door and slightly pull as the latch is depressed.
Third option is use a suction cup, maybe from a GPS device on the glass portion of the door, pulling on it while you depress the door latch....let me know any problems or if I can help anymore.

Jul 27, 2014 | Viking VMOC205 Convection/Microwave Oven

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Door latch


see this causes and fix it. God bless you
Open Lever If the microwave door won't open the open lever might be broken. This part can be replaced separately.

Door Spring If the microwave door won't open the door spring may have broken. The door spring is located inside the door and keeps downward pressure on the door hook.

Door Latch If the microwave door won't open the door latch might be broken. The door latch is inside the microwave. The door hook, which is part of the door, engages with the latch to keep the door closed during operation. If the door latch or actuator breaks the door may not open.

Door Hook If the microwave door won't open the door hook might not be releasing properly. The door hook is installed inside the door and normally releases when the door is opened. The hook is made of plastic and will break over time. When this happens it will need to be replaced, it can't be repaired.

Button Spring If the microwave door won't open the button spring might be broken internally. The button spring can be replaced.
Button If the microwave door won't open the button might be broken internally. The button can be replaced.

Handle Actuator If the microwave door won't open the handle actuator might be broken. This is a plastic part which can become brittle over time. This part is connected between the door button and the door latch assembly.

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Oct 15, 2012 | Samsung SMH9187 Microwave Oven

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The 2 hooks(latch) inside the door have lost spring tension.


For no apparent reason, the latch broke on the 9187 ST. Take the door off of the microwave,which isn't too hard. Rotate the door to 90 degrees, lift up, and slide it to the left. Place the door on the counter, latch side up. Use a thin knife or screwdriver to lift the panel that covers the latch. It is very easy to remove it from the door. Then slide the latch up and lift is out. The spring is under the latch. The clip on the latch that held the spring was fractured. So, I drilled a tiny hole in the body piece from where the clip extended. I reattached the spring to the latch, replaced the panel, replaced the door, and it is as good as new.

Nov 11, 2012 | Samsung SMH9187ST Microwave Oven

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Neff H7871 oven door does not stay closed. Catches do not appear to be working


The door latch is either cracked or broken.The door when gets closed the door latches clicks.But if the door latch is loose or cracked it will not click and door will not close.The door needs to be disassembled and the door latch has to be replaced, if the latch is cracked.Also to check the latch from inside the door needs to be removed.-------- This will help.thanks.Helpmech.

Jun 29, 2011 | Neff Microwave Ovens

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My Kitchenaid khms155lss-2 has a problem latching completely. Once finally latched the microwave would start and then stop during the cooking time because the door became unlatched. I have to stand by the...


Ok.Agreed,latch is not cracked or worn out.But check the grip of latch.Open the door.The hold the latch in your hand and see,if its loose or tight.It should be tight.Press the latch towards down and move it left/right slowly --- slowly.And inspect the latch.It will move,there will be a moment but the position of the latch in the door frame should be tight.If you feel that latch is got very loose,then the door frame needs to be disassembled and latch assembly has to be repositioned and fitted.In most of the cases this latch breaks/cracks and it needs replacement.But in your case,its different,you mentioned that if you keep your oven door pressed then latch remains closed..So if latch is broken/cracked it will not get closed properly.So as per that i think,you will have to check the opposite side of the door frame,where this latch gets into.On that side,there is a interlock type part.Which holds this latch.That part is operated by spring.If in-case that interlock type part or the spring,any of this is got loose then latch will get released after few minutes.--------------- But first as regular troubleshooting,you inspect the latch.Do you feel its loose or getting very easily moved,then open the door frame and check the latch.----------- For that you will required door disassembly diagram:--- Click the link,see part number 3 is door latch.-------- http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/partsdirect/showSubComp.pd?imageUrl=http://c.searspartsdirect.com/lis_png/PLDM/W0505176-00002.png -------------- If the latch is properly positioned and intact then ,you will need to disassemble the opposite side cabinet to check the internal part,which hold the latch.For that you will require complete disassembly:---Click this link for complete disassembly:-- http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Kitchenaid-Parts/Microwave-Parts/Model-KHMS155LSS2/0593/0123370?pathTaken=&prst=0&shdMod=KHMS155LSS2 -------------- The door latch itself or other parts holding the door latch,none of the part is costly then $10.The cost of part is under $10.---------It just require you to figure out,either is cracked /broken part or just loose misaligned part.-------- This will help.Thanks.Helpmech.

Feb 10, 2011 | KitchenAid KHMS155LSS 1000 Watts Microwave...

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Frigidaire wall bake oven (door opens with hinges on left) won't unlock after cleaning. Turned current off and back on with no results. Fan runs as in cleaning cycle, but door won't open.


If after self cleaning cycle the over door is not getting open.Then in some cases the door latch gets locked and this latch stops functioning so the door does not get open.In this case the front door assembly has to be disassembled and the door latch,it has to be manually triggered/pushed by a screw driver or any such object.So the door latch releases the door to get open.Then refit the parts and check,if the door latch is not functioning as it should be.Then the door latch assembly has to be replaced.After self cleaning,many a times the door latches gets overheated and its connections gets short internally.This is noticed by many other users too.In some cases door latch just gets blocked and triggering it with screw driver,makes it function properly.So disassemble the door and see the condition of door latch.This will help you to decide whether its just locked or got faulty.------------If its got faulty and you require door latch part,then you can get it from the online sites like www.repairclinic.com or from searspartsdirect site.
---------------- This should help.Thanks.Helpmech.

Dec 24, 2010 | Microwave Ovens

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My microwave door won't latch


this maybe the spring in the door has fallen off is the latch head very loose in the door if it is it maybe the hook on the bottom of the latch head has broken off, to get to the latch you need to pry the inner door trim off as u do this you will need to lift the the latch head up the trim is only cliped in so if you start in between the 2 hooks of the latch then work your way round the door you should be ok when you are inside the latch then have a look and see if the spring is still in place and not fallen off or loose if it has fallen off look at the bottom of the latch you should see a small hook at the end if this is miss then you need the latch please unplug the unit before you undertake any work on an appliance hope this helps

Oct 22, 2009 | Panasonic Microwave Ovens

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


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

Mar 07, 2009 | Kenmore 62622 Microwave Oven

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Door latch and Screen


This is because of the broken latch. There are switches inside the oven that are operated by the door latches to make sure you're not trying to use the oven with the door open. With the new door, your oven should be back to normal.

Feb 06, 2009 | Whirlpool Microwave Ovens

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