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Model UMV1152CAB Door won't latch. Works if you hold door shut.

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The latch might be stuck or broken replace it and the problem is solved

Posted on Mar 05, 2014

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SOURCE: Why won't my Door on Samsung Microwave latch

If the door latch is fine it is the inner mechanism that is jammed or broken.

Posted on Apr 05, 2012

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SOURCE: Why does the light / safety switch stay on when the door latches shut ?

Most likely there is a part missing from the door latch mechanism that you need. This probably broke off when the handle failed. It would be a tab or wedge shaped piece of plastic that strikes the door switch and pushes the switch closed when the door is completely shut. You will need to find that piece and glue it back on or get a new handle assembly from Samsung.

Posted on Aug 01, 2012

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SOURCE: Stopped working. Light on. Door will not latch shut. Latches on door move up and down easy.

A model number would help us help you pretty specifically, but without it, here's a generic answer.

The service manual would help you get the part numbers and help with disassembly, but without the model number, I cannot give you a link to the manual.

The problem is that your door latch spring has come loose, either from the inner door panel or the latch assembly.

You can find links to helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts here.

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Posted on Oct 19, 2012

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