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Microwave door button spring broken and door wont open

I have a whirlpool countertop not sure model about 2 years old and as i went to open the door with the button it went limp with no spring to open the door and i have food inside, the latch is shut so there is no way of opening it that i see how do i solve this problem asap.,.thanks

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    The springs on door latch came off, replaced now the light comes on ,no sound from I've, then shuts off after few seconds

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What usually breaks is the door open lever.

On a counter top model, the outer cover will need to be removed to diagnose and repair this. On an over-the-range model, only the control panel needs to be removed.

Please unplug the oven first.

If you or someone you know wants to look into this, we have critical safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

Once it is apart, you'll be able to see how the door open button would press against the door open lever, which would then lift up against the door latch heads (hook-like projections on the door) and the door should open.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

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Open Lever

If the microwave door won't open the open lever might be broken. This part can be replaced separately.


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Door Spring

If the microwave door won't open the door spring may have broken. The door spring is located inside the door and keeps downward pressure on the door hook.


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Door Latch

If the microwave door won't open the door latch might be broken. The door latch is inside the microwave. The door hook, which is part of the door, engages with the latch to keep the door closed during operation. If the door latch or actuator breaks the door may not open.


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Door Hook

If the microwave door won't open the door hook might not be releasing properly. The door hook is installed inside the door and normally releases when the door is opened. The hook is made of plastic and will break over time. When this happens it will need to be replaced, it can't be repaired.


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Button Spring

If the microwave door won't open the button spring might be broken internally. The button spring can be replaced.


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Button

If the microwave door won't open the button might be broken internally. The button can be replaced.


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Handle Actuator

If the microwave door won't open the handle actuator might be broken. This is a plastic part which can become brittle over time. This part is connected between the door button and the door latch assembly.

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Door Latch


If the microwave door won't open the door latch might be broken. The door latch is inside the microwave. The door hook, which is part of the door, engages with the latch to keep the door closed during operation. If the door latch or actuator breaks the door may not open.

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Door Hook


If the microwave door won't open the door hook might not be releasing properly. The door hook is installed inside the door and normally releases when the door is opened. The hook is made of plastic and will break over time. When this happens it will need to be replaced, it can't be repaired.

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Button Spring


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Button


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Handle Actuator


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If it's an owner the range type, you can likely get to and replace the door latch parts by just removing the control panel assembly.

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You can find links to helpful exploded view diagrams and part ordering help here.

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