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KEMS378GSS3 Door has lost tension

The door on this micro opens like a traditional oven and used to have a a spring that provided tension so that the door did not drop. I ordered part 4375324 tesion spring to fix the problem, but I can t figure out how to take the door apart. Is there a diagram of the door that can guide me?

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Hi,

Please find the diagramatic presentation for the replacement or removal of the door.

https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/d12cd4888abce86285256a42005ea985/0330c966a25780ac8525740c006f9000/$FILE/4317430.pdf

Do not be worried about the model if its exactly not the same as the basic removal process is 99% similar.

Thank You

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