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Door won't close!

The door to my microwave won't close. My husband and I have no clue what's wrong. It won't work with the door not closing. Can someone help?

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  • mathteacher Oct 06, 2007

    It's definitely something with the catch. I tried looking where the catch meets the two holes on the inside. Nothing really looks truly abnormal.



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Is it the catch or won't the door close fully?

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  • Richard Rochford Dec 04, 2012

    The latch on the door has lost its spring; only slides up and down and will not hold the door closed. The unit will still operate if I hold the door closed completely.



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