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The door catch on my duraband dmb001 microwave has snapped is it possible to get a replacement?It is the bit fitted into the door that switches the door switches.

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If you don't have your owner's manual, you should contact the dealer to see if they have contact information for Durabrand to order parts.

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How do you replace the door switch for the door in the microwave oven?

Take the cover off, the switches should be pretty easy to replace. In the several I've done, they just snap out, unplug, and then snap back in.

Oct 25, 2015 | In Microwave Ovens

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Broken door catch

First turn the micro door upside down and shake it this may dis lodge it make sure its unplugged and rotating table is removed.If you can see the piece try tweezers or needle nose pliers but again make sure it is unplugged during any handling period!
Second UN plug the device remove its cover with phillips driver or what is needed after it is removed go to the safety switch where the piece is located remove it and shake the piece it may come out if not just replace the complete safety switch

Apr 06, 2012 | Zanussi ZM24ST Microwave Oven

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Microwave model lmf 1247 ss the reheat reading light stay on and it wom't start

If you mean the interior light, one of the door interlock switches is out of position or damaged.

If you attempt repair, invest in one of the microwave radiation meters first, because the possiblity of RF leakage is great when you are working on that part of the oven. It is simply a meter you use to check to ensure the door is closing fully and the microwave is not leaking RF into the room when in operation.

You will also likely need a "security" torx bit. the 6 pointed star drive screw has a button in the middle of it to keep people who do not have that correct tool ou8t of the oven.

To locate the defective switch, Unplug microwave and remove cover, and check for continuity of the switch with door closed. If the switch is of a 2 terminal variety, it will only show continuity (or a closed circuit) when the door is either open or closed- but not both on the same terminals. There is often a wiring diagram inside of the microwave, although that is becoming less common with newer ovens. But if yours has one, it will show what they connect to.

On the three terminal switch, it will be open on one set of contacts, and closed on the other, with one terminal being common to both.

If you find one switch that does not function correctly- that is likely the defective switch. If there is no provision for adjustment of location of that switch- and most these days are held in place by molded pins, the switch must be replaced. There will be a number on the side fo the switch, often a long number, will identify the switch. The new one should just snap into place.

If all the door switches checked out, (low probability) the fault will then lie in one of the relays on the control board.and replacing both would be good idea.

If a door switch needs replacement, they snap out- if the plastic retainer breaks, then that piece: if you can locate one; also needs replacement.

If you are as far as having the switch out without damaging anything, the new switch will snap into place, make the connections just as they were from the factory, and put the plastic piece back into place- use the marks that are on it from the original installation to get it in exactly the same place as it was originally. Then reassemble the microwave and test with the RF meter before regular use. If oven has excessive RF, the door must be repositioned as per the instruction sheet inside of microwave. If the reading shows it passes, you put it back where it belongs.

So you can see, the process is mostly labor, but not everyone wants to go to that much work when they are still relatively cheap.

Feb 07, 2012 | LG Microwave Ovens

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Hello! In searching the internet for answers, I found this great site . I have a Dacor Microwave that needs repair--It orignally was manufactured in 1999, and it's Model number DMO24B which is now...

Door catches.

One of the latches may be damaged or misaligned and is not lifting the other latch clear of the housing. Remove from any power source, remove the cover of the cabinet. Slacken off the clamp mechanism and ease the clamp over the guide to allow the door to open. When a new door lever is in place, the door may be easily adjusted by slackening off the screws that clamp the door catch/actuators in place whilst holding the door closed and then tightening the screws. The rear of the door may be adjusted by slackening the lower door hinge screws and adjusting as required.

That is the easy bit. The display will require replacing as there is no fix for that but will be a lot cheaper than a new microwave!
I hope that helps.

Mar 03, 2011 | Dacor DMT2420 1200 Watts Microwave Oven

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Door latch does not catch ,yet light goes on and turn table turns but does not heat. what part is needed and special tools?

Possibly door catch and/or door interlock switch may be damaged.
No special tools are required, maybe a torq 20 screwdriver.

Nov 04, 2010 | Smeg FME24X Microwave Oven

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Door will not close

is the little plastic pin sticking out from the inside of the door,if not it would need a door key fitted which is noit an easy job,if the door key there would probably have a problem with the switch kit.there is a pin which holds the door closed which can get snapped of .if this is the case the switch kit is about £70 - 90 AND IS not that easy to fit,if you have any more problems give me a text back

Oct 25, 2009 | Neff H5470 Microwave Oven

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When I open the door to the microwave there is no light. The key pad still works until I hit start and then the pad says "door". I can not get it to turn on. Any suggestions.

It sounds like the door interlock is broken.
Have a look for any hooks or latches that may have snapped.
If the door interlock is faulty - do not use this microwave untill a replacement is ordered and fitted.

Aug 28, 2009 | KitchenAid Microwave Convection Oven

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Fuse breaks when microwave is switched on

you will probably find that the fuse blowing is due to door switch adjustments, most unit have 3 switches 2 on the door catches and one that is crowbar protection. the 2 door catch switches are normally closed with the door open and the crowbar is the opposite. if they do not change at the correct time when closing nthe door the fuse blows

Feb 21, 2009 | Miele H147MB Convection/Microwave Oven

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By the nature of the oven main face plate and the locking latch being attached to the safety system the replacement cost is usually higher than a replacement microwave oven.

In your case replacing the microwave with another one is more sensible. Your oven is an obscure model as it is, I'd suggest a sharp brand.


May 15, 2008 | Zanussi ZM24STX 900 Watts Microwave Oven

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Broken Door Catch Now oven won't work

You can order parts online by entering your full model number (without dashes) here: Chances are the panels separate as shown in the photo I have attached below. Panel replacement can usually be done without removing the door from the microwave. In cases where it is felt that door removal is necessary, I recommend detaching the door from the hinges. I generally do not advise removing the hinges from the microwave. Whenever the hinges are removed, great care must be taken to put them back in the very same position they were in. Failure to do so can cause microwave leakage, which can cause risk of skin burns, fire, and disruption nearby electronic devices. If you still have questions, please feel free to follow up. I appreciate your thoughtful ratings to my reply.

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