What usually breaks is the door open lever.
a counter top model, the outer cover will need to be removed to
diagnose and repair this. On an over-the-range model, only the control
panel needs to be removed.
At our site, we now have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.
Please unplug the oven first.
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it is apart, you'll be able to see how the door open button would press
against the door open lever, which would then lift up against the door
latch heads (hook-like projections on the door) and the door should
You can probably find exploded views and order parts by entering your model number here at the Sears parts site
. The best place to order Sharp parts is Tritronics
You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts for most non-Sharp models by entering your full model number here
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