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The door no longer pops open when the latch button is pushed. How do I fix this?

The door no longer pops open when the latch button is pushed. So far it can be pulled open, IF you have a free hand to pull it open while pushing the button. And the problem is not absolutely consistent, but even when it does pop open pushing the button doesn't feel the same as it used to.

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One of the door latch arms or the latching mechanism inside the oven have broken. you may have to buy a complete door lock / latching assembly . Might not be worth it. Check with your nearest parts supplier.

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