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with butter knife or small flat head screw driver, carefully remove the plastic ring from ther inner door .cheap repair is to hook the spring to the metal fins inside the door if not order outer door panel
Hi to do this you will need to remove the outer case bust fists mmake sure it is disconnected from the mains electricity supply. Also be aware that the internal high voltage capacitor could be holding a charge so don't touch.
After removing the outer case look behind the controller at the bottom and you will see the latch that needs to be lifted up using a long screwdriver. One you have the door open if nothing is broken just lubricate the whole assembly with a silicone based grease.
It may be a broken door open lever or a worn or broken door open button, or possibly the spring mount for the door latch heads (hook-like projections) may be off inside the door.
it's an owner the range type, you can likely get to and replace the
door latch parts by just removing the control panel assembly.
our Web site, we have a video
available showing how to remove a typical
over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes. If you have to remove it from the wall to remove the cover, you can
download Whirlpool owner's manuals and installation
instructions here. If it's a counter top unit, you will need to remove the outer cover to get to the door latching parts, in which case you can see these files: safetydisassembly.
it is apart, you'll be able to see how the door open button would press
against the door open lever, which would then lift up against the door
latch heads (hook-like projections on the door) and the door should
open. You can find links to helpful exploded view
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I believe the only way of gaining access to the door latch assembly is by removing the cover. You can use needle nose pliers to grip the sides of the screws to slowly turn them out. You might want to visit this web site www.applianceaid.com enter your model number then scroll down until you see an exploded view of your model. Click to enlarge the diagram of your model exposing the latch assembly. I hope this is of help to you. If you found any of these suggestions helpful, please rate my solution. D. Lange
I strongly suggest that you do not attempt to adjust the hinges.
The door switch mounts are either cracked or need to be adjusted.
mount trouble is usually caused by slamming the door.
This may be a little more info that you need and it's from a Sharp service manual, but the general principles apply:
1. Disconnect the power supply cord, and then remove outer case.
2. Open the door and block it open.
3. Discharge high voltage capacitor.
If the door sensing switch, secondary interlock switch and monitor switch do not operate properly due to a misadjustment, the following adjustment should be made.
4. Loosen the two (2) screws holding latch hook to the oven cavity front flange.
5. With door closed, adjust latch hook by moving it back and forth, and up and down. In and out play of the door allowed by the upper and lower position of the latch hook should be less than 0.5mm. The vertical position of the latch hook should be adjusted so that the door sensing switch and secondary interlock switch are activated with the door closed. The horizontal position of the latch hook should be adjusted so that the plunger of the monitor switch is pressed with the door closed.
6. Secure the screws with washers firmly.
7. Check the operation of all switches. If each switch has not activated with the door closed, loosen screw and adjust the latch hook position.
After adjustment, check the following.
1. In and out play of door remains less than 0.5mm when in the latched position. First check upper position of latch hook, pushing and pulling upper portion of door toward the oven face. Then check lower portion of the latch Figure C-3. Latch Switch Adjustments hook, pushing and pulling upper portion of door toward the oven face. Both results (play in the door) should be less than 0.5mm.
2. The door sensing switch and secondary interlock switch interrupt the circuit before the door can be opened.
3. Monitor switch contacts close when door is opened.
4. Re-install outer case and check for microwave leakage around door with an approved microwave survey meter.
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You don't have to remove door to remove panel.
Panel is held in by an outer plastic retainer which can be removed by carefully prying with a small screwdriver. I can be replaced by pushing it back in place after repair is completed.
If you cannot open door from the outside, remove cover and you can see latches. Pry up on latch which will let door open.