Question about Microwave Ovens
Usually you will have to take the top cover off and use a screw driver to release the spring in the switch assembly holding the door latch.
I would suggest you browse the material at this site to become familiar with the appliance.
I am assumng you are based in the UK or Europe as this model of the microwave is not very common in USA.
Browse this site for the door mechanism related spares that you may need.
In case you do not have a user manual (not much help for this problem) you can get it from here.
Hope all this helps. When working with microwave ovens always make sure you turn the mains swich off and wait for 5-6 minutes and then take out the plug. This way you will ensure the high voltage capacitors are discharged before touching. Also wear insulated footwear.
Hope you are able to fix the door problem soon.
Posted on Sep 12, 2010
The door mechansim with the latch is with a limit switch that must be reset when the door is locked. The connectiion to the trigger in the mechanism through these spring loaded switches is needed to switch the microwave.... only when the door is latched.
So remove the front panel and check the locks. Use a good degreaser to was off dirt.
Now remove and reset the switch mechansim , test the continuity.
Not to worry about high voltage only if touch them. But take precaution to keep away from the magnetron when the set is on for testing with a cup of water.
Use your logic( being a DIY) to see the latch and reset.
Use a screw driver from within to trip offf the door to unlock
Posted on Sep 11, 2010
Yes , the tension in the capacitors is extremely high but if you wait a day with it unplugged then try to start it (still unplugged) then they will be discharged. To be absolutely sure you can discharge them manually without the waiting period - just jump the plots of the capacitor with a very well insulate pair of pliers.
Once that is done just dismantle the unit completely and access the door latch (you will need to remove the face for that); if you can fix it then that's it. If not then you can order a replacement part from Panasonic or find a used one in a repair shop.
Posted on Sep 11, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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