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Microwave Problems All of once the door refused to stay closed. The latches don't seem to hold. When I hold the door closed the unit still will not operate. Do you think there is some type of safety that has it locked out, and adjustment problem or the settings messed up some how?

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I just had this issue happen to me last week.. fortunately I was standing in my kitchen when it happened... I heard a snap and then a piece fall down the inside of either the door or the front key panel.. I'm assuming this controlled the door locking/oven turning on safety mechanism. The inside light wont go off and it won't turn on to cook.. I am trying to figure out if it's worth paying to fix or just replace the whole unit!? Anyone know if this is fixable by oneself rather than spend a bunch of money on a service technician??

Posted on Mar 03, 2011

  • Vintage80s Mar 04, 2011

    ya know.. the service tech charged me $80 just to look at my microwave.. then told me it would cost $260 to replace the outer door frame just to fix the problem. Someone on here posted a cheap workaround with using a flat head screw with two bolts to mimick the tab that holds the spring.. Just drill a hole in the side of the door there and it worked like a charm!! Totally saved me from buying a new microwave!

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