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Brand and model would help but here is the most common way to fix. There is a plastic frame all the way around the inner door which should have the 2 holes in it that the latch hooks come through. That frame usually needs to be gently pried away from the door. Use a small blade screw driver and be careful because it is brittle and will crack easily. Once that is removed, you should see the latch and spring system. springs are usually attached over a small hook on the door and one on the latch hook.
Common problem. Apply a small dab of lithium grease to the tips of the door hooks. You might also have to adt. the door latch switch assembly inside the oven as it could be bent out of shape from the hard to close door.
If your want to start the easy path, get a Q-tip and some light weight grease and lightly grease the door-switch levers inside the door latch holes and see if that solves your problem. If not, then you will have to remove the cover, and likely you will find the door switch assembly and it's metal mounting support are bent on something of an angle - the switch assembly should be at 90 degrees to the front of the microwave oven so that he door latch fingers can slip in and activate the control switches easily all at the same time - straighten the switch frame which may require you to remove the switch bank temporarily. The little bit of grease still doesn't hurt to do it.
For no apparent reason, the latch broke on the 9187 ST. Take the door off of the microwave,which isn't too hard. Rotate the door to 90 degrees, lift up, and slide it to the left. Place the door on the counter, latch side up. Use a thin knife or screwdriver to lift the panel that covers the latch. It is very easy to remove it from the door. Then slide the latch up and lift is out. The spring is under the latch. The clip on the latch that held the spring was fractured. So, I drilled a tiny hole in the body piece from where the clip extended. I reattached the spring to the latch, replaced the panel, replaced the door, and it is as good as new.
The small tab on the latch broke so the spring was loose. Took my drill and drilled a small hole in the main body, ran a small wire tie thru it and hooked the spring to the wire tie. Works great and more durable than the orginal dinky hook.
The spring attachment to the moving latch has broken off either replace the latch or drill a small hole in the latch body and attach some heavy steel wire to make a new attach point for the spring. the inside trim easily pops off and the latch just slides off.
This is because of the broken latch. There are switches inside the oven that are operated by the door latches to make sure you're not trying to use the oven with the door open. With the new door, your oven should be back to normal.