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Even though you didn't mention your model number, since you posted this under MMV4205, I'll assume that's what you have.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number from the tag on the oven here.

If by door latch you mean the hook-like latch head that protrudes from the door, you will need to take the door apart to fix it.

Please do not remove the door. When a door is removed, one must be sure it is remounted exactly to prevent leakage, which can pose a risk or arcing or even fire.

Normally you have to separate the door panels (as shown in the attached photo) to access the parts.

Or you can watch a YouTube video (not a video I made) that demonstrates how it's done.

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

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

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Posted on May 30, 2010

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