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Microwave door latch problem

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I read about your door latch and mine just did the same thing. Did you find a solution??? It seems like the entire door might need to be replaced....please let me know maggyalonso @ comcast.net
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  • Momaggy Mar 25, 2008

    Could you elaborate on this???? Micro switches? How does this relate to the door latch? It is a broken piece of molded plastic.

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Check the micro switches there are 3 of them

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  • william ludolph Mar 26, 2008

    make and model please and rell me what happens

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