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How to fix a frigidaire microwave door that won't open when you push the button

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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The button assembly or the arm thats attached to the push button is broken. With the unit unplugged. Carfully take off the screws from the sides and around the back of the unit around the outside of the cover. Now once apart, DO NOT TOUCH any electrical parts. Look at the mechanism and see if you can see why the buttons not activating an arm to trigger the door latch. If you think you see why, Go to http://www.repairclinic.com and enter your model #.. Answer the questions and then a bunch of parts will come up. If they dont then get the tele # from there and call them. Depending on how old the oven is, you may want to consider a newer oven??. Good luck

Posted on Jul 30, 2006

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SOURCE: Stuck Microwave door

In most cases this is due to a broken door opening lever or loose or broken door latch / hook parts. They can only be accessed and examined if the cover is removed from the microwave. In many over the range models, you can access the door parts by removing the control panel assembly. Sometimes you may be able to get it open by pushing up gently on the bottom of the door while pushing the button, in case you need to empty it.

Posted on Nov 02, 2006

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SOURCE: Door opener not working

The door latch must have broken in side which had stucked the door does not allow to open. Please arrange to call service engineer from the maufacturer's service center to fix the problem as proper alignment of the latches is must for safety measures.

Posted on Aug 03, 2007

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SOURCE: How can I unlock my Frigidaire Microwave Model FMT118E1W

It has been resolved!!!!!

The oldest and most basic "trick in the book"!
I am embarrassed to say...I unplugged it!
The issue has gone away.

Now my wife can have her "HOT TEA".

Posted on May 15, 2009

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SOURCE: LG Microwave won't turn off

Our LG did the same thing - called customer service and they told us the open and slam the door 10 times. It actually worked! It reset the switches somehow.

Posted on Jul 22, 2010

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The "6" pad on the microwave's membrane keypad is shorted.

If this is under warranty, refer to your owner's manual to contact Frigidaire customer service about finding a local servicer to fix it under warranty.

If it's out of warranty, looking at the retail price of this model, it may not be economical to have it repaired.

If you or a friend can get a new keypad from Frigidaire at a decent price, you can refer to a handy guide with pictures showing you what's typically involved.

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see this causes and fix it. God bless you
Open Lever If the microwave door won't open the open lever might be broken. This part can be replaced separately.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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When opening microwave door, microwave is running


Your microwave oven's door interlock switch has failed. This is the switch that is supposed to shut off the microwave when the user opens the door.
Since parts for small appliances are unavailable (replacement parts are only available for major appliances), you'll have to either live with it or try to fix it by finding a similar microwave in someone's trash, and using that unit's door interlock switch...
Possibly a popsicle stick (or other safely non-conductive article) can be pushed into the appropriate
contact point?

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How do I repair the door latch for a Sharp Carousel R-530ESF microwave oven? The push button won't open the door. I had to use a putty knife to push the latch up and open the door.


The service manuals are at our site here and here.

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sounds like the door latch hook is broken you will have to seek a repair man for this

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