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Unable to open the microwave door since this morning. the oven still works but its closed. when press at the bottom right side corner, the door supposed to be open.

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More than likely, the little lever behind the button has broken. You may notice there is less resistance when pushing the button, but perhaps not if your model has a spring behind the button as well. If your handy, you could remove the front panel and take a look at it, but if you dont feel comfortable doing this, it may be equally as expensive to repair this as it would be to buy a brand new one. I'm assuming its out of warranty at this point, but if not, send it back!

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