Question about Microwave Ovens
What usually breaks is
the door open lever, but it may also be that the rear side of the door
open button has worn down too far to work.
On an over-the-range model, only the control panel needs to be
Please unplug the oven first.
At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.
Once 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 handy exploded views at the Sears Parts Site.
You can find links to helpful exploded view diagrams and part ordering help here. (Part prices for Sharp parts is usually best here)
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Posted on Dec 13, 2009
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