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Door latch inoperative. Door closed. Exterior button with three legs is out. White interior lever that that button pushes is loose and at the bottom of case. How doyou open the case to getat this mechanism; how do you repair latch?

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  • weekenderver Aug 03, 2010

    Service manual was for model 1480; my unit is1460.

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Hello

This is how to repair a door latch.

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.

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Hi! We have a service manual submitted here. Please click on the link to download the sharp r 1640 manual. Hope this helps and have a good one! Please click here http://www.microwavedisplay.com/r1480_r1481_r1482_sm.pdf

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