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Kenmore quick touck microwave, door latch hard to open & shut

Door hard to open, close door latch not moving up & down correctly. how can I remove & dismandle the door? door?

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If your want to start the easy path, get a Q-tip and some light weight grease and lightly grease the door-switch levers inside the door latch holes and see if that solves your problem. If not, then you will have to remove the cover, and likely you will find the door switch assembly and it's metal mounting support are bent on something of an angle - the switch assembly should be at 90 degrees to the front of the microwave oven so that he door latch fingers can slip in and activate the control switches easily all at the same time - straighten the switch frame which may require you to remove the switch bank temporarily. The little bit of grease still doesn't hurt to do it.
Reassemble.

Posted on May 14, 2014

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SOURCE: Door latches to microwave broken

I assume you're talking about the spring that keeps tension on the door hooks (latch heads, as they're called by Sharp). When you shut the door, the "hooks" are held down by this spring to actuate the door switches. To fix this, you'll have to separate the door panels. You can download the service manual from my Web site. There's a loop built into the latch head assembly and sometimes the loop breaks. If so, you can drill a tiny hold in it and reattach the spring there. There may also be a loop on the innner door panel to hold the spring. That one can break, too. If it's broken, you'll have to find a way to secure the spring to the panel. If the panel material is thick enough, a tiny screw eye could be inserted, then epoxied overnight to secure it. I've attached a diagram to this message that should help you. If that doesn't help you, I have the service manual for the R1600-series microwaves on my Web site at: http://www.microwavedisplay.com/R1610.pdf Repost if you need more help.

Posted on Nov 15, 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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SOURCE: Sharp Microwave model R-1850A door won't open

Hi ,there are two posibility to repair . 1. by ordering parts to the web site of sharp .
2. You may check from shop same type of part bring sample or in the appliances center near you.

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SOURCE: door latch on Emerson microwave oven

u will need new door asemble to relly fix it ok thx nick

Posted on Feb 10, 2008

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SOURCE: Sharp Carousel Microwave door latch stopped working door won't stay closed

Normally the problem is not the spring, but a broken spring mounting tab on the door latch head (hook) assembly or the inner door panel.

If it's the door panel, it's usually easier and cheaper to use epoxy and some kind of hardware to fashion a new spring mount.

The door latch head (hook) is easy to replace or repair if that's the issue.

We have *critical* safety & disassembly info at our site, linked here: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

We also have this full service manual at our site: http://www.microwavedisplay.com/R1480_R1481_R1482_sm.pdf

Normally you have to separate the door panels (as shown in the attached photo) and then you'll see the screws you need to remove.

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

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