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Samsung microwave door doesn't open all the way

It opens 40% then gets bound up

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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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

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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

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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.

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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Posted on Dec 01, 2007

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SOURCE: Broken latch microwave door - won't open

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

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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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The door doesn't open


please follow the instruction and fix it. God bless you

  1. Open leverCheck your microwave lever to determine if it is damaged. If it is broken, simply replace the lever to get your microwave door fully functional again.
  2. Door springResponsible for keeping downward pressure on the door hook, the microwave door spring can begin to malfunction. If this part is broken and prevents you from opening your microwave door, replacement is necessary.
  3. Door latchOne reason your microwave door may not open properly is a broken door latch. Located inside the microwave, the door latch manipulates the door hook to keep the door closed for safety and top performance. If broken, the door could become stuck in the locked position.
  4. Door hookIf your microwave door will not release properly, the door hook could be damaged. Located inside the door, the door hook is made of plastic and prone to breakage with extended use or age. As this part is unable to be repaired, the only option is to replace it.
  5. Button or button springIf the microwave door will not open, it could be an internal failure of the button or button spring. If it is determined that either of these parts is the source, both are replaceable and it is recommended that they be installed at the same time.
  6. Handle actuatorIf the microwave door will not open the plastic handle actuator could be broken. Connected between the door button and the door latch assembly, this plastic part could become damaged and brittle over time, which makes breaking inevitable. If this occurs, replace the handle actuator to get your microwave fully functional again.

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May 28, 2013 | Cuisinart Microwave Ovens

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The large button that opens the door is not working. When I press the button I can see the light go on in the microwave, but it doesn't raise the level that opens the door?


You may have a broken door open lever.
You will have to take the outer cover off the oven to see the door opening parts.
The service manual (here) will show you how to disassemble it and what the part numbers are.
You can order Sharp parts from Encompass here or call them toll-free at 866-779-5835.

Mar 26, 2013 | Microwave Ovens

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Kenmore elite microwave model 721.79203010 problems


I'd check to make sure you don't have a door switch that isn't functioning properly. Also, might be a control panel or control panel interface issue.

Mar 18, 2013 | Microwave Ovens

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My Panasonic 1300w microwave will not turn off. It doesn't cook but won't turn off without actually unplugging it or opening the door and leaving it open. Any help?


You may have a shorted door switch or a shorted relay on the control board.

You can see a help file on door switches here.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Dec 01, 2012 | Panasonic NN-SN657SMicrowave 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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Sometimes when I go to heat something in the microwave it doesn't heat but when I open the door and then close it it sometimes will work?


Sounds like the door switch is going bad this is the switch that "tells" the microwave the door is closed so that way it doesn't run with it open

Apr 26, 2011 | Whirlpool 1.6 Cu. Ft. Over-the-Range...

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Sharp Microwave model R-1850A door won't open


buy a boddle of WD-40 and try spray some in the raded spots.Im not a big specialist in microwaves.hope it helps

May 10, 2009 | Sharp R-930AK Convection/Microwave Oven

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Panasonic Microwave Turn table rotates when door is open


Found this Panasonic post in the Samsung section!

If it moves just a tiny bit when the door opens and then stops, that's normal.

If it keeps running when the door is open, that's usually due to a bad door switch or broken / loose door switch mount.

If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical safety information, info on door switch diagnosis and replacement, and
disassembly information at our site, linked here on Fixya: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

Any Panasonic parts not available locally can be had here: http://www.pasc.panasonic.com/epartr

We appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Nov 03, 2007 | Samsung SMH7159 Microwave Oven

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