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Brand and model would help but here is the most common way to fix. There is a plastic frame all the way around the inner door which should have the 2 holes in it that the latch hooks come through. That frame usually needs to be gently pried away from the door. Use a small blade screw driver and be careful because it is brittle and will crack easily. Once that is removed, you should see the latch and spring system. springs are usually attached over a small hook on the door and one on the latch hook.

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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.


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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.


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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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If the microwave door won't open the button might be broken internally. The button can be replaced.


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Most microwaves will have a spring loaded latch on the door. The likely issue is the clip for the spring has broken. Unplug it, put it on the benchtop and pry open the inside of the door. It's usually a soft plastic cover that with a gentle persuasion from a flat screwdriver will come off. Start above the latch and pry open as much ad needed. Locate the spring at the bottom, open up one of the fixing loops on the ends with long nose pliers and attach it to a fixed spot around the inside of the door. There are usually metal ribs inside the door and attach the other loop to the base of the latch

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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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The 2 hooks(latch) inside the door have lost spring tension.


For no apparent reason, the latch broke on the 9187 ST. Take the door off of the microwave,which isn't too hard. Rotate the door to 90 degrees, lift up, and slide it to the left. Place the door on the counter, latch side up. Use a thin knife or screwdriver to lift the panel that covers the latch. It is very easy to remove it from the door. Then slide the latch up and lift is out. The spring is under the latch. The clip on the latch that held the spring was fractured. So, I drilled a tiny hole in the body piece from where the clip extended. I reattached the spring to the latch, replaced the panel, replaced the door, and it is as good as new.

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How to fix a door latch of Samsung SMH9207ST microwave?


The small tab on the latch broke so the spring was loose. Took my drill and drilled a small hole in the main body, ran a small wire tie thru it and hooked the spring to the wire tie. Works great and more durable than the orginal dinky hook.

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I have a problem with my Sharp Carousel R 1480. The door will not latch and the light will not go out. The hooks on the actual door seem to be in place and working like normal so Im assuming it is...


We have the full service manual at our site here.

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.

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

In some cases, you problem may be a damaged latch head, which is an odd name for what I would call a door switch holder.

Our file on door switches is here.

You can order parts from Encompass Encompass here or you can call them toll-free at 866-779-5835.

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Unfortunately, the exploded views do not show the innards of the door.

So as new latch head is not available separately, so if you cannot fix yours, a whole new door will be needed.

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.

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

There's probably a broken spring mounting tab on the door latch head (hook) assembly or the inner door panel.

You can use use epoxy and some kind of hardware to fashion a new spring mount.

If you have to do any gluing, make sure the parts are squeaky clean and dry before you glue them, or it will not hold up.

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If you gently push up on the door latches (hook-like devices on the door) there should be spring tension. If they just flop right up, the spring is off.

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.

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.

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

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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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 usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number (RVM1425BA03) here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

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

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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