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Spring for the door latch is broken

The door won't stay closed - the two latches are intact but I believe the spring is broken. I am able to get a replacement part for it but don't know how to install it.

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As a follow up to MicrowaveSvc: first thanks for the insight. Second I found the spring mount entirely broken off from the door. I did find an anchor point molded in the door near the bottom. I tied a length of waxed whipping twine between the anchor point and the spring and adjusted the length to make the spring firm. I have a picture if you can tell me where to send it. David Smith

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Normally the problem is not the spring, but a broken spring mounting tab on the door latch head (hook) assembly or the inner door panel.

If it's the door panel, it's usually easier and cheaper to use epoxy and some kind of hardware to fashion a new spring mount.

The door latch head (hook) is easy to replace or repair if that's the issue.

We have the service manual for this model and have uploaded it to our site here to help you. You will need the free Adobe Reader to view or print it.

Normally you have to separate the door panels (as shown in the attached photo) and then you'll see the screws you need to remove.

Or you can watch a YouTube video (not a video I made) here that demonstrates how it's done.

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

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Posted on Jul 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Sharp Carousel Microwave door latch stopped working door won't stay closed

Microwavesvc, that's what I've had happen with my sharp also, I carved a hook out of a piece of plastic and then epoxied it in, and haven't had any more problems with that.

Another problem I've had with the sharp (that just reoccured, I'm trying to figure it out) is that the micro-switches that the door latch push have gone bad. Originally just one went bad and I replaced it, now the micro has the light and fan on, and won't recognize being closed...

Posted on Jun 11, 2008

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