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Our LG microwave (LMA 1560SW?LMA1560SB) has a door that won't open. The open button will push in, but not release the door - the plastic button cover pops back out, but just the cover - not the whole mechanism. suggestions for how to get the door to open, and how to solve the issue?

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Mine did this too. Also, at times when I would shut the door, the whole keypad would go dark and the clock would have to be reset. There were also times when I would push Start and it would do nothing. I'd have to unplug it so it would reset itself.
I used a screwdriver and forced the door open. Mine is about 2 years old and it's now dead. Biggest piece of junk I've purchased in years. Really ticked me off, no more LG products for me. I had a Toshiba that lasted me 22 years and the only thing that went bad on it was the light stopped working and the fan cover fell off.

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You don't say which make/model microwave you have, but on every model I have ever seen the thing that sits behind the plastic cover is the magnetron - the bit that actually generates the microwaves.

Unless the microwave was a fairly top-end model, you might well be cheaper to just buy a new one.

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You may need to reinforce it with a little epoxy. I prefer JB Weld for this task.

The area has to be squeaky clean and dry for the epoxy to bond, and it should be left untouched overnight to cure.

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The motor that spins the plate is weakening and will eventually have to be replaced. You can get one fro repairclinic.com or other sites fairly cheap.

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