How do i get into door to replace spring smh9207st microwave ?
You must remove & disassemble the door (I know, duh! :) ).
DISCLOSURE--I haven't replaced the spring, BUT, I did disassemble the door to get at the display board and in so doing, did see the spring/latch assembly. So, I can help with getting the door apart, but not the replacement of the spring itself, but from the looks of it, is should be pretty easy.
Total time: 1 -2 hours, 4 ice teas and lunch.
1. UNPLUG THE UNIT.
2. Remove the grill atop the unit; 2 phillips screws. Gently slide the grill to the left to unhook it from the unit. This reveals the screw holding the right side cover.
3. There are wires connecting the door to the MV. Reach inside and find the connector; it will separate with some squeezing.
4. The door will come off easily by lifting up at the hinge (be careful: there are cheap plastic parts around here).
WORK ON A SOMETHING SOFT TO PREVENT SCRATCHING THE FINISH.
5. Lay the door upside down. Remove the screws holding the handle on.
There are 2 plastic pieces between the metal handle and the door glass. They will probably fall to pieces when you take the handle off. Yes...this is the quality of plastic manufacturers use. PRESERVE THESE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, EVEN IF THEY ARE BROKEN. If you need to replace them, they are probably available and cheap. Or not...so try and keep them,
Now the door can lay flat.
6. Now you have to get the plastic trip out. Some suggest a thin putty knife, or similar. Get it in-between the trim and the metal on the inside edge of the trim and the plastic of the door on the other side; there are simple tabs that hold it in. You're just gonna have to carefully feel around until you get an edge up. Then another. Once you get it going you'll be OK.
Once the trim is off, you should be able to get to the spring and do the replacement. If not, you may need to remove an additional piece of the inner door, held on by 4 screws and tabs you need to pry at with putty knife/flat screw driver. It was some hard work getting it off without breaking bending stuff and required some finger strength and stuff to prop it open on one edge while I worked on another.
Give the parts a good cleaning. Reassemble in reverse.
Cleaning tip: Scrubbing bubbles works great for cleaning icky kitchen grease, although it can leave a film (but it gets the grease!). Follow up with windex (but use a windex-dampened paper towel on plastic to prevent scratching)
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