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How do I open a stuck Rival Microwave door without breaking the microwave? It is only three years old.

The door will not open. I have a plate of bacon in it. The door is stuck. How do you get it open without breaking the microwave. It is three years old from Wal Mart.

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It's the bacon... it's holding the door shut

Posted on Sep 15, 2014

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SOURCE: Stuck Microwave door

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

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Quite often this is due to grease or food particles stuck on or behind the waveguide cover.

The waveguide cover is usually about the size of a playing card and often held in place by a plastic rivet.

It can be fragile, and the metal edges of the oven behind it can be sharp, so be careful!

The cover and the metal behind it should be cleaned with a mild, non-ammonia cleaner.

If the cavity metal of the oven is chipped or charred, it will have to be sanded smooth and clean.

Then you can apply some high-temperature appliance paint, available from places like Wal-Mart or Lowe's.

If your waveguide cover is burned, it will need to be replaced.

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Posted on Dec 31, 2007

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SOURCE: sagging frigidaire microwave door

If your door is removable, look where there is a plastic seal or ring on the door itself. It is usually attached to a bracket or near there someplace. I have taken plastic washers and put in place, otherwise replaced the parts that are worn out on the door assembly.

Tell kids not to pull on door while in use. Harder said then done. I have 9 children and they all have done this. My youngest still thinks he can microwave GI Joe to death.

Anyrate, if the issue I gave doesn't work, try your local appliance repair store. Sometimes they can help by either repair or giving advice.

Good luck.

Posted on May 26, 2008

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SOURCE: Broken latch microwave door - won't open

I have a semmins microwave working in great condition, last night the latch mechanism inside the microwave don't allow the door latch to close.Only the top portion, bottom portion is ok.

Posted on Dec 07, 2008

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my microwave oven just stopped heating giving me a f9 error .lights are on clock is working and the panel is ok.

Posted on Jul 15, 2010

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But if you want, you can call Whirlpool and see what they suggest at 800-253-1301.

If this was helpful, please select YES to the first two RATINGS questions. Good Luck!

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