Question about Microwave Ovens
you gently push up on the door latches (hook-like devices on the door)
there should be spring tension. If they just flop right up, the spring
Normally the problem is not the spring, but a broken spring mounting tab on the door latch head (hook) assembly or the inner door panel.
If it's the door panel, it's usually easier and cheaper to use epoxy and some kind of hardware to fashion a new spring mount.
The door latch head (hook) is easy to replace or repair if that's the issue.
Normally you have to separate the door panels (as shown in the attached photo) and then you'll see the previously hidden screws you need to remove.
Or you can watch a YouTube video (not a video I made) here that demonstrates how it's done.
You can order Panasonic parts here.
If you prefer, you can contact your nearest Panasonic-authorized servicer.
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Posted on Aug 18, 2008
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