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Yes you will need to dismantle the door by undoing the inside screws and taking the glass panel off then replace the catch - its usually on a spring load - may be just the spring thats had it.

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I thought I had answered this, but here goes again: :)

First of all, you can find helpful exploded views and the parts list here.

Hopefully the issue's something you can fix yourself by checking the door (taking it apart) and checking the latches in the frame of the oven.

You have to separate the door panels as shown in the photo.

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If the issue is with the door itself, and you cannot repair it, then you would have to order a whole new door since door parts are not available separately for this model.

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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.

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