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Stuck door microwave works fine, but the door won't open. When I push the open button thing, there is no resistance. I've thought of opening the thing up but not sure where to start and it looks like I need a special screwdriver.

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    I have the same problem. My micro is working good but I can"t open the door.If the problem is the lever What is the part # and where can I get it?

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Theat screwdriver available at any leading tools sales shop. check the door open liver and may be that lever damage..

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