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Works if you hold shut

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The door latch broke


Slightly different model, but this will help you fix it.
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Feb 06, 2016 | Samsung SMH2117S

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Door stuck shut. Pushbutton does not work. How can I get the door open for repair?


Jo. you may have to remove the hole cover, to access inner latch mechanism, where you can manipulate the latch with long screw driver.*** before attempting this, unplug microwave for an hour***
press the helpful button. link below may help...
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Jan 25, 2016 | Microwave Ovens

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Why won't Microwave door stay shut?


We are having the same problem. Seems like latch spring is broken. We can not find any parts for this. Dometic is 3 yrs. old so no warranty. No service for it either. Keystone really took us on this

Jul 06, 2014 | Dometic DOTRC17B RV Microwave/Convection...

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Model UMV1152CAB


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

Dec 29, 2013 | Samsung SMH9187 Microwave 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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Microwave won't start


I have the same problem. Is the light still on inside the microwave? Mine is on and the microwave thinks the door is not shut. I took the top off of the microwave and the latch needs to push down on a switch once shut. The latch was reaching the switch, but I think some spring in the door, pushing the latches down, has broken since it reaches the switch when closed but there isn't any downward force to flip the switch.
I am trying to figure out how to repair the latch but if your light is on when you "shut" the door, you may have the same problem.

Aug 23, 2012 | Cuisinart CWM-100 Microwave Oven

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The door wont stay shut, the microwave works if I hold the door shut, I think it is the latches


The door is probably out of adjustment. Remove it from the power source.
Remove the top cover and examine the door catch housing. There usually are a couple of screws clamping this in place, loosen the screws, shut the door and tighten the screws.
Finaly, check the hinge for clearance, (No more than 1/10th inch), and adjust as needed.
Hope that helps.

Dec 21, 2010 | Hotpoint RVM1435 Microwave Oven

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I have a MMV4205BAB mounted microwave oven. One of the small latches that hold the door shut is broken so the oven won't run. Is there a way to replace just the latch or do I have to replace the entire...


Unfortunately on this model you would have to replace the whole door.

You can find handy exploded views and order parts by model number here.

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

Dec 16, 2010 | Maytag MMV4205 Microwave Oven

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Microwave door doesn't shut


I answered this personally via e-mail (and I do not mind peopke writing me personally). I think you may have a broken tab which holds the door latch head spring in place.

Oct 19, 2006 | Sharp R-1481B Microwave Oven

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Microwave door


It sounds like the mount which holds tension on your door latch heads (door hooks) is broken. You can confirm that by pushing up on the door hook. If it goes up with no real resistance, the spring is unhooked. Fixing that would require disassembly of the door (by separating the panels) and repairing or replacing either the door hook assembly or the door panel inside.

Sep 11, 2006 | Samsung SMH7159 Microwave Oven

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