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Microwave door My microwave door no longer stats shut on its own. I can hold it closed and the microwave works fine, however it doesn't click shut anymore. needshelp

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  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2009

    Same problem with a bosch microwave...

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    emerson 110 watt microwave

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    door will not close

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    the microwave is only a year old and if its not much i would like to fix it, It was working fine until this happend



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It sounds like the mount which holds tension on your door latch heads (door hooks) is broken. You can confirm that by pushing up on the door hook. If it goes up with no real resistance, the spring is unhooked. Fixing that would require disassembly of the door (by separating the panels) and repairing or replacing either the door hook assembly or the door panel inside.

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