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Door not opening

I have a sunbeam microwave which was working good till today when i checked the door is not opening.all other things are working n perfect

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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.

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.

To order parts, refer to the Sunbeam number in your manual.

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

Posted on Aug 19, 2008

  • John Apr 02, 2015

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