Question about KitchenAid Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

When i open the door it felt like a spring broke. i have to hold the door from slamming open now

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    only counts down unless slammed hard

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • KitchenAid Master
  • 9,047 Answers

That would be a broken door spring, and it's best to replace them in pairs.

On some models, this can be a difficult job.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

Good luck.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on May 28, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

Tip

Maytag MMV4205 door won't stay shut.


After tearing apart my microwave, I found a little spring broke off the latches. Open the door to the microwave, pop off the plastic piece that the latches on the door go through. You will see a spring behind the latch. If the spring is not connected to the latch it won't operate properly. The spring was held onto the latch with a tiny plastic piece that broke off. An easy solution instead of buying a new latch is to heat up one side of the spring without burning yourself and melt it through the latch piece where it was originally connected then put everything back together.
Hope this helps,
Pillarair

on Jul 21, 2009 | Maytag MMV4205 Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Door will not stay close


Not much data to go on here. The latch on the door has a spring that holds it down in the locked position. when you pull the handle the latch goes up and you pull the door open. You will have to take the door apart and see if the spring broke or the plastic tab that holds the end of the spring is broken.

Feb 25, 2015 | Maytag Appliances Over-the-Range Microwave...

1 Answer

My microwave thinks the door is open


on many microwaves there is a door latch adjustment procedure. It will be in the manual that in inside the microwave. make sure it is unpluged before removing the control panel to find the manual.

Feb 01, 2014 | Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

Panasonic genius inverter 1250w door stuck


Sounds like a spring let go, or the plastic piece that the spring hooks onto broke. Either way, the top cover will have to come off. Could be an easy fix unless something broke.

Jan 25, 2014 | Microwave Ovens

2 Answers

Our panasonic inverter microwave (3 years old) needs repeated hard slams to shut the door so that the light goes off and the microwave will work. How do we fix this problem as I'm afraid we are going to...


We have a Panasonic Inverter microwave. Door became difficult to close and had to slam it hard while holding themicrowave to keep it from moving. When opening the door did not pop open but did unlatch. I ordered a new door lever from Panasonic. When got part I removed case from microwave and lever was okay. I then removed the perimeter strip on the inside of the door. With a screwdriver I stretched the spring at the bottom that keeps the door latches pulled downward. Spring still worked just not as stiff. Put perimeter piece back on the door and replaced housing (which I didn't need to remove in the first place), and then put a small drop of vegetable oil on the cams where the door latches hit when closing door. Viola, door opens and closed as new. Problem solved. Diagnosis: over time the latch tension spring hardens and gets too stiff. P.S.: I had several similar springs as backup in case I screwed up the original one.

Jan 16, 2011 | Panasonic NN-SN657SMicrowave Oven

1 Answer

When i open my door i have to hold it from slamming open


That would be a broken door spring, and it's best to replace them in pairs.

On some models, this can be a difficult job.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

Good luck.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

May 25, 2010 | KitchenAid Microwave Convection Oven

1 Answer

Microwave Oven Door Spring Replacement


Remove the front panel by removing the screws located on the inside of the door (note hold door inplace, since it is heavy and will fall out after screws removed). Unscrew screws located on bottom of plastic retainer (2 each) Remove tension spring. Note 2 are included right and left. Note color of spring on end, different springs for different door types, stainless, black,beige or white. Replace all in reverse order.

Mar 26, 2009 | KitchenAid Microwave Ovens

5 Answers

Panasonic inverter door won't shut, light stays on.


Thanks for the tips - here is what I did (my wife calls me the Canadian McGuyver!) After taking off the plastic frame (using instructions in Solutions noted above) I used the metal part of a key ring and hooked one end to the spring and looped it around the thick finger/protrusion at the bottom. _197.jpg

Jan 28, 2008 | Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

No Power Whirlpool MH7140XF


does it not light up at all? A microwave has a fuse on it. Probably accessible from the back panel. if not you would need to disassemble it. Most likely cause of this is slamming the door broke one of the safety switches the door has so the microwave knows when the door is open. And it shorted against something when it broke. It might have simply blew the fuse but then again you might have fried it.

Oct 01, 2007 | Whirlpool MH7140XF Microwave Oven

Not finding what you are looking for?
Microwave Ovens Logo

Related Topics:

57 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top KitchenAid Microwave Ovens Experts

William Miller
William Miller

Level 3 Expert

9047 Answers

Stu Ungar

Level 2 Expert

52 Answers

Darial Jr Lasaria
Darial Jr Lasaria

Level 3 Expert

378 Answers

Are you a KitchenAid Microwave Oven Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...