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My Panasonic microwave nn-t945sfx. Door is hard to shut and is not latching correctly. I inspected the spring and latch and it appears to be working correctly. I noticed the two holes where the latch

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    macnishm Nov 19, 2014

    My Panasonic microwave nn-t945sfx. Door is hard to shut and is not latching correctly. I inspected the spring and latch and it appears to be working correctly. I noticed the two holes where the latch (two hooks on the door) goes into, the bottom part is moving a little and I am thinking that is the problem. The latch pushes it back and causes it not to latch correctly. What is that part called and how do you replace it.

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Common problem. Apply a small dab of lithium grease to the tips of the door hooks. You might also have to adt. the door latch switch assembly inside the oven as it could be bent out of shape from the hard to close door.

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SOURCE: Need door assembly diagram to

While I don't have that model's diagram, normally you have to separate the door panels (as shown in the attached photo) and then you'll see the previously hidden screws you need to remove.

Or you can watch a YouTube video (not a video I made) here that demonstrates how it's done.

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.

You can order Panasonic parts here.

We're happy to help you and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.
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Posted on Jul 23, 2008

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SOURCE: broken door latch on mod.nn-t945sfx

Do you mean the part with hook-like projections that stick out of the door, or the part that holds the door switches inside the oven?

If you need to replace the door latches (the hook-like devices in the door) you have to separate the door panels (as shown in the attached photo) and then you'll see the previously hidden screws you need to remove.

Or you can watch a YouTube video (not a video I made) that demonstrates how it's done.

You can order Panasonic parts from Tritronics here or by calling 866-779-5835.

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

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Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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SOURCE: The top door latch on panasonic microwave NN-

it's a replaceable part. the upper and lower hooks are actually 1 part. door will need to be partially disassembled

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