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Door latch on sharp 1480 microwave over the range oven

The door won't latch and turn off the interior light. It seems there is no tension in the two plastic latch hooks in the door and they will not lock in place in the main body of the m/w. I assume that is the problem is a spring or something in the door that keeps tension on those latchs when the door closes. I would like to remove the door, but am not certain how to do that.

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  • jerry38 Aug 10, 2008

    I appreciate your help. You gave me all the info needed to fix my problem.

  • Dianne G
    Dianne G Jan 05, 2014

    My problem sounds like Jerrys, although my spring is good and seems everything is good with that door latch. Just seems that something isnt aligned cause if you slam the door a few times, it will latch and work fine.

  • Dianne G
    Dianne G Jan 05, 2014

    I can figure out how to maybe raise the door a wee bit to see if that helps. Theres just a pin under the door that has no adjustment i can see

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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 manual) 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.

The best place to order Sharp parts is Tritronics.

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

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If you gently push up on the door latch heads (hook-like devices sticking out of the door) there should be spring tension. If they just flop right up, the spring is off inside.

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.

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

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