I installed the HMV9305 so that the face was flush with the cabinets. I see that the hinge requires clearance space. Is there a hinge replacement kit or some other solution? (I would prefer not to remount the unit so that it protrudes from the cabinet line.)
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Re: Door constrained by adjacent cabinent
You need the "Some Other Solution". Do Not mess with the MW Door Hinges! They have been set by the factory to safety requirement to prevent MW Radiation Leakage. Altering Door Hinge could place you and your Family in harm.
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sometimes you may have to remove all the screws on top to allow the cabinet metal to be a little more loose. then you'll just have to carefully, but forcefully, pull the grill loose from the left side first, then the other side. good luck.
To remove the door, you must first remove the top and side cover. There are screws on the back side of the cover. After the screws are removed the cover should slid to the back and lift off. the door hinges should then be visible. Some more disassembly my be required to access the hinge fasteners. If this is a built in oven you mist first remove the trim kit so that you can remove the oven form the cabinet.
Unplug the oven and remove the top/side cover. Check for loose screws on the hinge mounts, and examine the door carefully there to see just where the play is if the screws are tight. There's a high probability it's due to worn pivot bushings. I haven't yet taken a door apart to fix this problem (although I need to do it on my 30-year old Panasonic unit), so I'm not prepared to describe how to do that. Depending on how it's put together, you may be able to loosen the screws, adjust the door so it fits better, then tighten the screws again.
any power source, remove the cover of the cabinet. Slacken off the
clamp mechanism and ease the clamp over the guide to allow the door
to open. When a new door lever is in place, the door may be easily
adjusted by slackening off the screws that clamp the door
catch/actuators in place whilst holding the door closed and then
tightening the screws. The rear of the door may be adjusted by
slackening the lower door hinge screws and adjusting as required. I
hope that helps.
I had the same problem. An easy fix is to remove the door by opening the door, take a screwdriver and pop the plastic retainer piece from just below top hinge on the door. Now lift the door gently and it will come off in your hands. Set aside and be careful not to let the loss bracket that passes into the microwave body fall back into the cabinet. I would suggest you use a small vice grip locked onto that bracket to keep from lossing it inside. You will see two holes, one near the top and bottom through the cabinet into the hinge. line these holes up with the hinge holes behind them and use a pop rivet gun and 3/16" rivets to lock into place. Then replace the door and retainer piece. If you only have 1/8" rivets you can hold the bracket lined up with the original holes and drill 1/8" holes of your own a little distance away from the original holes and then pop rivet through these holes.
On MOST microwave ovens, you just have to remove the inner door panel that goes around the perimeter of the glass. The panel is pressed in place and can be removed by using a small screwdriver or putty knife and carefully insert along the seam of the inner panel to pry the plastic up. Work your way slowly around the perimeter of the glass to pop the panel loose. Use care not to pry against the glass. The glass is tempered and also has an RF shield that shields you from harmful RF radiation.
With the inner panel removed, the door handle screws are visibile and can easily be accessed with a screwdriver. Simply remove the broken handle and install the new one (if required). Re-insert the inner door panel, gradually working your way around the perimeter of the door glass to ensure it snaps back into place and seats properly.
This repair can be done with the door in place, or you can remove it for easier access. If you decide the remove the door, open it all the way and lift straight up at the hinges. The door will lift off of the hinge pins. On some microwaves, you may have to remove the upper grill cover over the door (if equipped) to accommodate door removal. Place on a hard flat surface with some towels under it for padding. This protects the door facing from scatches.
NOTE: Some doors have a hinge pin that needs to be removed, or screws holding the door in place at the hinge.
You can view an exploded view diagram of your microwave at any of the following websites for reference:
Remove the face plate above the door. You will see two bolts where you can use a screwdriver to turn them (unlock them). Those bolts go all the way to the back of the microwave. Once you have turned them (you do not need to remove them), you will need to remove the one - three screws that come in from the cabinet above. You may have to jar it loose if it still stuck.
The trim kit would be passively vented.
I would contact the manufacturer's customer service peoiple for details.
You may also need to ask to speak to a technician if the customer service folks can't fully answer your inquiry.