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I can`t get the door open ,to repair.The push to open button is free with no resistance to it. Any suggestions

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You probably have a broken "door open lever".

If you or someone you know decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

You can probably find an exploded view by entering your FULL model number here: http://www.searspartsdirect.com

You can order Sharp parts there or from Tritronics at http://www.wehaveparts.com

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