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Motor for microwave/convection oven doesn't

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  • dginzy Apr 09, 2011

    wouldn't this be a door latch problem? initially, the door couldn't be closed (there was some resistance) and i believe that some component inside the microwave/oven - at the point where the 2 plastic door safety lock inserts fit into the slots on the body - may have been broken. was attempting to see if there are any appliance service centers in the area who could repair it. the one i phoned indicated that they don't handle microwaves.

  • dginzy Apr 09, 2011

    the problem occurred after i finally was able to close the door.

  • dginzy Apr 23, 2011

    Thanks, Kevin. Problem solved.



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What motor do you want to replace? What is the model# of your Microwave?


Posted on Apr 09, 2011

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    Kevin White Apr 09, 2011

    Yes right it is the door latch problem and it needs replacement. Please check here to locate repair centers in your area

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    Kevin White Apr 23, 2011

    Awesome, please give a Nice Rating



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