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Door latch hook broke on bottom, when closing microwave door microwave comes on so door has to be left open or microwave unplugged, does not seem to heat however...will replacing the door latch hook fix this, and how hard is this to do...this is for the ge spacemaker over range jvm1631wj01 microwave oven.

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You can find the parts at a GE appl.dealer.

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