Question about Hotpoint RVM1425 Microwave Oven
How do you replace the door latch spring, how do you get to the part?
I drilled a small hole just above the tab that broke off, chincy little tab destin to break, made in malaysia. Matag branded, the moulding around the door was easy to remove but was broken before
I popped it off ! Thanks for the tips on fixing the problem, I didn't know how to approach the reppair
Posted on Nov 11, 2008
Normally the problem is not the spring, but a broken spring mounting tab on the door latch head (hook) assembly or the inner door panel.
If it's the door panel, it's usually easier and cheaper to use epoxy and some kind of hardware to fashion a new spring mount.
The door latch head (hook) is easy to replace or repair if that's the issue.
You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number (RVM1425BA03) here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383
We have *critical* safety & disassembly info at our site, linked here: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk
Normally you have to separate the door panels (as shown in the attached photo) and then you'll see the screws you need to remove.
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Posted on Apr 02, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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