Question about Microwave Ovens
It opens 40% then gets bound up
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Stuck Microwave door
In most cases this is due to a broken door opening lever or loose or broken door latch / hook parts. They can only be accessed and examined if the cover is removed from the microwave. In many over the range models, you can access the door parts by removing the control panel assembly. Sometimes you may be able to get it open by pushing up gently on the bottom of the door while pushing the button, in case you need to empty it.
Posted on Nov 02, 2006
SOURCE: Microwave works with door open
If the top is open, the upper door switch should be open and the high voltage section should not be energized. That's the way it's *supposed* to work. But that buzzing is worrysome! Does the turntable turn during this condition? Does the inside light come on? How about the fan? If not, then I would doubt that it's cooking. If so, some models will do this. It's not uncommon to notice that the fan and light will try to come on for a split second when you shut the door. This would not indicate a problem. It has to do with the timing of the door switches and a replay on the board. If it's still under full warranty, it wouldn't hurt to call a GE-authorized servicer.
Posted on Nov 07, 2006
SOURCE: MICROWAVE DOOR WILL NOT OPEN.
Please post the brand name and model number so we can have the best chance to help you.
But generally you will see a plastic lever that is touching both the door open button and the area of the door switches.
That lever is what breaks most often, and if you will push up on the door hooks (latch heads) , the door will open.
Pushing on the door open button repeatedly while looking inside will help you figure it out, too.
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Posted on Dec 01, 2007
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
SOURCE: Can't open microwave door
It sounds like the push to open lever is cracked or broken. You have to remove the 'wrapper' to open the door manually from the inside to check the 'door keys' or door hooks to make sure that they are in tact. Then, check the door opening lever between the 'push to open button' and the lower door key.
Posted on Sep 13, 2009
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