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I'm trying to replace the lower latch on my ge microwave and don't know if I have to remove the door to disassemble it.

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Yes. in most cases you will need to take the internal ceramic wall apart form the door to show a small latch that needs to be unscrewed before you can continue.

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If you gently push up on the door latch heads (hook-like devices sticking out of the door) there should be spring tension. If they just flop right up, the spring is off inside.

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.

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

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BUT - please note that we have critical safety information and disassembly information at our site, linked here on Fixya: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

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