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Door Doesn't latch shut

The door latches on my R-1480 have an apparent broken spring as sliding the latches up and down can be done loosely with no spring tension and a pop in the door was heard when the problem started. From reading other similar stories this would seem to be the problem. How do I remove the door and what part number do I likely need and where can I get it? Thank you for your help.

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  • tomahan Nov 18, 2007

    I ordered the latch head and spring just to be sure from Tritronics. Hopefully the parts will be here in a day or two and I'll let you know how it works out. Thanks much for your time and help

  • tomahan Nov 19, 2007

    Well, I took apart the door and found its neither the spring or the latch head, its a broken latch hook on the outer door frame assembly. It looks like the only thing to do is order another door frame assembly for $30 as the only other way to reattach the hook is to glue it. I've placed the order for another door assembly, but now have to wait a couple weeks as its on back order. Thanks

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My solution was to take the broken latch and drill a 1/8" hole in the section of the latch at the same elevation of the broken hook. Attach the spring in the hole and you should not have any more trouble with this issue.

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Usually it's not thespring but instead the "latch head", which has a little loop on the backside to hold the spring. The loop breaks off.

The latch head is the long plastic piece with two protruding hooks which activate the hidden door switches.

The door will need to be taken apart (but not removed from the oven!) to get to the latch head. See the attached example photo.

If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical safety and disassembly information at our site, linked here on Fixya: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

You can order Sharp parts from Tritronics at http://www.wehaveparts.com

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Posted on Nov 17, 2007

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    William Miller Nov 17, 2007

    Here's what a latch head looks like:



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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.

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

We also have this full service manual at our site: http://www.microwavedisplay.com/R1480_R1481_R1482_sm.pdf

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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SOURCE: door latch on sharp 1480 microwave over the range oven

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 the service manual for this model and have uploaded it to our site here to help you. You will need the free Adobe Reader to view or print it.

Normally you have to separate the door panels (as shown in the manual) 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.

The best place to order Sharp parts is Tritronics.

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

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