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Microwave door won't latch

Upon opening the door, the push button got "sloppy" and now the door won't latch. It was working fine up to that point, but obviously cannot operate now

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Re: Microwave door won't latch

Waveless, You're going to have to determine which side of the latch is the problem. Generally, you can do this with the mark 1 finger probe... See which half is 'sloppy' and get in there and tighten it. Note that if you are taking the door apart that you must replace everything as you found it...and don't mess with the hinges. Loose door seals can let microwaves escape. If anything looks like it needs adjustment: stop and call in a pro with the right tools.

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