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Use a bungee cord to keep it closed. With out any additional information we cannot help you. Adding the make and model will help a lot.

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Maytag MMV4205 door won't stay shut.


After tearing apart my microwave, I found a little spring broke off the latches. Open the door to the microwave, pop off the plastic piece that the latches on the door go through. You will see a spring behind the latch. If the spring is not connected to the latch it won't operate properly. The spring was held onto the latch with a tiny plastic piece that broke off. An easy solution instead of buying a new latch is to heat up one side of the spring without burning yourself and melt it through the latch piece where it was originally connected then put everything back together.
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If you gently push up on the door latch heads (hook-like devices sticking out of the door) there should be spring tension. If they just flop right up, the spring is off inside.

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 download Whirlpool owner's manuals, installation manuals, and parts lists here.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number from the tag here.

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.
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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.

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hi, if the door release latch is eaven from both sides and it is pivoting in and out with out staying in, i would suspect of the interlock switch assembly(this goes to a mmc5000 m.w. oven).00078674.jpg
but if it's not eaven or staying in then door latch or door actuator are suspect.00291855.jpg 00018565.jpg all these parts go to a mmc5000 but i am using it as examples, if you have the model number for yours try repairclinic.com and you can get prices for what ever you are going to need for the repair.

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