Question about Whirlpool MT4070SK 700 Watts Microwave Oven
The microwave door will not open on my whirlpool microwave when you push the open door button. What is causing this problem and how can it be resolved? Thanks
In most cases this is due to a broken door opening lever or loose or broken door latch / hook parts. They can only be accessed and examined if the cover is removed from the microwave. In many over the range models, you can access the door parts by removing the control panel assembly. Sometimes you may be able to get it open by pushing up gently on the bottom of the door while pushing the button, in case you need to empty it.
Posted on Nov 02, 2006
This method simply allows you to open the door and remove whatever food
was trapped in there before you take your microwave to repair center.
***IMPORTANT*** Ensure your microwave is unplugged for at least 5 - 10mins before attempting this.
Remove the housing of your microwave, once you have done this the screws securing the control panel should be visable. After you remove the screws, gently try to lift the control panel from the bottom( underneath) of the panel. Usually there are a couple plastic clips that help to secure the panel to the microwave chassis. There will be electrical wiring connected to the panel but you should be able to move the panel enough to get access to the door mechanism without dissconnecting any leads.
Press the door open button and you will see how the door release mechanism operates.
You can try at this point to lift your door out of the lock.. manually engage the door release mechanism and holding the lower right coner of the door lift upwards. I discovered that my micro door has a manual release for the bottom or lower door tooth with the top is electronically controlled. If you have a blown fuse or busted spring, you may have to unscrew the housing around your door release mechanism simply to give you enough room to manually lift the tooth out of the lock.
Once you remove the housing for the lock you can insert a dull flat object ( screwdriver for eg) and use it to lift the tooth over the lock.
Posted on May 05, 2009
SOURCE: Stuck Microwave door
The button assembly or the arm thats attached to the push button is broken. With the unit unplugged. Carfully take off the screws from the sides and around the back of the unit around the outside of the cover. Now once apart, DO NOT TOUCH any electrical parts. Look at the mechanism and see if you can see why the buttons not activating an arm to trigger the door latch. If you think you see why, Go to http://www.repairclinic.com and enter your model #.. Answer the questions and then a bunch of parts will come up. If they dont then get the tele # from there and call them. Depending on how old the oven is, you may want to consider a newer oven??. Good luck
Posted on Jul 30, 2006
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