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Sharp model r-1492 microwave door latch broken.

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  • jimphoneguy Nov 26, 2008

    i've been strapping thin rubber bands around the bottom hook to keep the latch engaged, but don't think this is very safe. so i took the door off & pried off the inside trim. a stupid little plastic spring stay snapped off. Unfortunately it is molded solid to the rear of the front door face! Amuna look to see if this part is available as a replacement.

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We have the service manual for that model and I've uploaded it to our site here. Also see this main manual.

The best place to order Sharp parts is Tritronics at http://www.wehaveparts.com

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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