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The push button latch does not work. I removed the top and one of the small gray pieces with the hole in it that holds the pin for the white slide bar is broken off. Am I screwed? What microwave replaced or is the same size as the KSMS135GSS. It fits into a cabinet.

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You will need the whole control panel, not to expensive

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To release the microwave push up from the bottom then try sliding it backward first. If you are able to move it, carefully slide the whole unit until it drops through the holes and is clear of the mounts.

Be very careful because the unit is pretty heavy and you'll get its full weight when it drops through the holes.

If it doesn't move when you try to slide it rearward, try sliding it sideways in either direction. The direction you must slide it in is determined by how the mounts were installed but it should slide out fairly easily once you know which way to move it.

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I think you have solved your problem already.

I have seen your requesty only now and I am sending the diagram to replace handle.

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