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Sharp Carousel Microwave door latch stopped working door won't stay closed

Sharp Carousel Model R 1480 door latch stopped working door won t stay closed. Is it just a spring that won't force the two latch hooks to stay in place?

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  • Rbrister May 23, 2008

    We have this same problem and my husband removed the door and it is indeed the latch. It appears that a small piece of plastic that attaches the spring broke off. It cannot be repaired. Do you suggest buy a new door for the microware or just buy a new microwave? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

  • Mark Abatuno Jun 11, 2008

    Dear Fix Ya-

    Between being able to view the manual on-line and the suggestion of gluing the broken tab- my microwave now works again!

    The Manual showed how to remove the door- then disassemble the door. I took it apart without breaking anything. Then I found the broken tab. I glued it back into place- using a good glob of Rhino/Gorilla glue. I let it set up and dry for about 2-3 days- to be sure it got good and hard. Then I reassembled the door, re-hung it and it has been working fine for about a month.

    Thanks FixYa!

    Mark

  • vermontphil Jun 15, 2008

    Exactly the same problem... Door latch stopped working.  I now need access to the manual... Does any one know where to find it online??


  • Suki10 Jul 31, 2008

    The door on my Sharp Microwave R-1610 also wouldn't stay closed for the same reason as everyone posted. As it turned out, it was the plastic hook on the inside of the door - - it had snapped off. I couldn't seem to glue back on .... but I did find a GREAT solution .... DENTAL FLOSS - - yes, it can be used for many things.



    I thred the dental floss through the bottom hole where the latch hook dowel went and then tied it to the bottom of the spring (where the spring should have attached to the broken piece of plastic on the inside of the door). The dental floss is fine enough to thread through the hole along with the dowel, yet strong enough to have the spring pull on it.



    So far, so good ............ not sure how long it will last. Worse case scenario, I can take it apart and do it again within 10 minutes - - I may end up using really fine guage wire instead next time.



    Hope that helps someone else.



    Sue

  • Anonymous Aug 07, 2008

    Hello

    I have a sharp convection microwave oven mode lR-9H56.

    The top latch on the door is broken. Replacement are no longer available.

    Where could I find information regarding how to dismantle the door so that I can reglue the broken piece.

    I will appreciate any help.

    Thanks
    kalidas

    Emailkalidasb@gmail,com

  • kalidasb Aug 07, 2008

    Hello

    I have a sharp convection microwave model R-9H56.

    Unfortunately the top latch on the door has broken and replacements are no longer available.

    I want to reglue the broken piece. Where can I find information on dismantling the door. So that I can do the regluing.

    Will appreciate any help.

    Thanks.

    Kalidas

  • dswarwick Feb 22, 2009

    the button that opends the door is broken and I can not open the door. Does anyone know where I can get ahold of a service manual so I can see how to take it appart to repair it?

  • Xx_Cerberus_ Mar 09, 2009

    My Sharp Carousel Microwave Model 1480 door latch stopped working and the door won't stay closed. How do I fix this? I have no manuel, we are renters to a one bedroom condo and we would like to fix this ourselves rather than harass our land lord.



    How do I fix it?

  • DRS62279 Mar 29, 2009

    The door will not stay shut and the light will not go out!! How do i fix this without spending a lot of money to hire a technician?

  • Jack Chapman
    Jack Chapman Oct 26, 2013

    Not hard to fix, at least for me it was just out of adjustment internally! I had to take the cover off to readjust the door! Nothing was broken, only took about a half hour to complete!

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    Sharp Carousel Microwave R530ES-T door won't open

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    microwave won't work

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    door latch appears to be sprung. Will not close.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    door latch is sprung - will not close

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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.

We have *critical* safety & disassembly info at our site, linked here: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

We also have this full service manual at our site: http://www.microwavedisplay.com/R1480_R1481_R1482_sm.pdf

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.

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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    William Miller Jun 12, 2008


    Dear TanTuano,

    I think you may given "iaprogress" the FixYa rating you meant for me?

    I hope you'll reconsider your rating for me since my service manual helped you fix it.

    Thank you.

  • Ed Watson Dec 04, 2012

    The two links supplied are broken.

  • William Miller
    William Miller Dec 11, 2012

    Sorry for the bad links. Should behttp://www.microwavedisplay.com/r1480_r1... Not sure why the tinyurl link failed. The safety info is in the service manual and you can also find it athttp://031d26d.namesecurehost.com/mwd/sa...

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Solution #2 worked PERFECT. It was much easier in the end than I thought. The plastic spring holder on the door body snapped. I simply opened the circular end of the spring a bit so it works like a hook, and attached it to the metal frame of the door by he window... works like a charm, and no chance of breakage moving forward. Just saved $200- NICE. Thanks to all for the help with this, and if you have the same problem- BE BRAVE and fix this- it's easier than you think.

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  • Dave Salamy Jan 13, 2013

    genius...I had same problem. I simply flipped the sping around (one end alread had a hook, the other end had a loop) and hooked it to the inside metal frame in the same spot where the tab had broke.it

  • Casita Jul 02, 2013

    This is genius and better than using plastic! Took 10min to complete.

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Thanks to all who posted this info. I used the instructions above to take apart my microwave over door and found several pieces of broken plastic which were used to secure the latch spring. I found one of these common plastic micro hooks(see link below) worked well as a replacement. Just add a bit of monkey glue to secure the hook to the door.
http://bit.ly/qMFNOw

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Microwavesvc, that's what I've had happen with my sharp also, I carved a hook out of a piece of plastic and then epoxied it in, and haven't had any more problems with that.

Another problem I've had with the sharp (that just reoccured, I'm trying to figure it out) is that the micro-switches that the door latch push have gone bad. Originally just one went bad and I replaced it, now the micro has the light and fan on, and won't recognize being closed...

Posted on Jun 11, 2008

  • iaprogress Jun 11, 2008

    I was able to figure out the problem with the micro switches, the bottom switch was bad. Good luck!

  • Ed Watson Dec 04, 2012

    I burned up a couple of these and noticed that one of the connectors was a little loose. I crimped down on the loose connector so that I slid on snug and have not had the problem since.

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I have also fixed this issue in same manner..just hang the spring to the metal body.. that will work without any worry.

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Unplug the microwave, remove the screws from the top section where the air blows out (the hood). You will then see the screw that holds the control panel in place. Remove the control panel by lifting it straight up while wiggling it. Mine was sort of stuck in place from old gunk and stuff, but after wiggling back and forth it did come out. You will see a white plastic piece that opened the microwave door inside the bottom that is probably broken. I used gorilla glue to fix mine. I gave it a full day to dry before replacing the plastic piece. I also had to open the MW door by sliding a putty knife up to release the latch in order to replace the piece of plastic. By the way, the microwave did not work until this pirce of plastic was reinstalled. Good luck!

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Sharp R1850 convection. The door would not release, replaced part number 947069 Open Leaver p/n 947069 and it worked fine. Now the unit will not heat anything and the light inside is not on. Could this be a fuse and where is it located or what??? Any experience

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Same problem came out one morning and the door was ajar and the light was on. removed plastic inner door panel carefully with a flat screwdriver and there was the spring retainer laying in the door bottom. i could see where it was affixed so i used locktite super glue and set it then reinforced it with water weld by j-b weld and puttied that around it entirely. works like new!

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Had our r-1505 unit door quit closing as well. Once I figured how to get inside the door I found the little plastic part had broken off the plastic door body. Considered gluing it but seemed I'd be hoping too much. Found some 1/8 thick plastic put a small screw into it, cut it small enough to fit the area, little super glue. Now it is better than it was new.

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Sue, bless you .... thank you so much! Fishing line did the trick and it's really strong. First time the spring was a bit too loose to my liking, but the second time I shortened it and it did the trick. Such a wonderfully simple easy idea!

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