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Door Won't Close

The door won't stay closed and the microwave won't turn on. The button to open the door is stuck in the open position (pressed in) and the button won't pop out when I try to close the door, so the door won't stay closed.

How do I remove the panel where the door opening button is located so I can get to the release? Is this my problem?

Ken Anderson
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  • sragav Apr 25, 2009

    I got the panel off easy enough, but I can't tell why the button sticks. I even took the button out, but it seems to be that the plastic parts just don't fit together properly and are rubbing against each other. This is a new problem, and I've had the microwave for 3 years so I don't understand why the parts should suddenly start rubbing. I ordered a new button. I hope that will work.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    No power panel on when door closed

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What usually breaks is the door open lever.

On 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.

If you or someone you know wants to look into this, we have critical safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa.

Once 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 open.

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.

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

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