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2chiefsRus

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2007 Knight - original owners with original microwave. Finally had problems with the Sharp convection microwave this morning. The push button to open the door no longer works. Luckily I was preheating it so there is no food stuck inside. Anyone have any insight into how to get the door open? Do we need to take the microwave down to get at the broken spring or latch? Thank you for any assistance you can offer.


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>> preheating it so there is no food stuck inside

You were running it empty?


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Probably you'd need to take it down, if you can't see anything else obvious.

Be aware of the electrical hazards of mucking about in microwave ovens. Even with the unit unplugged, there's the potential for a lethal charge to be stored in the capacitor for a long time. Usually they have a bleeder resistor to discharge the capacitor when it's not in use, but if it failed the oven generally would still work fine and you'd be none the wiser. Microwave ovens are said to be about the most electrically dangerous common home appliance to work on...which is not to say it cannot be done safely by ordinary people, just that one needs to take care and be wise.





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Microwaves are cheap now. best to just replace it with newer and more efficient unit.


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DarkSkySeeker wrote:

>> preheating it so there is no food stuck inside

You were running it empty?


It's a convection oven so it can be preheated.

I took mine down to repair a problem...you need two people to remove it as it is very heavy and bulky.


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first see if you can find a part. You have gotten your money worth out of it. To get to the latch you will have to remove the control panel and you will see your issue.

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DarkSkySeeker wrote:

>> preheating it so there is no food stuck inside

You were running it empty?
It is a convection microwave, I had it running on the preheat setting.

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The cost of new unit maybe less than repair - make a phone call to repair shop to determine.


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Easy fix and a heck of a lot cheaper then buying a new one. I replaced mine some yrs back, don't remember the exact procedure, but I do remember I did NOT have to remove the microwave, and it was not difficult.

My foggy mind seems to recall that you remove the facial plate around the door and you will get access to the bolts/screws to remove the door.

You should be able to google for parts, and you tube may even have a video on the repair.

ON EDIT: My memory has recollected that when the facial is removed you will see the door latch workings. The door does not have to be removed. Its a cheap plastic latch that breaks. I tried glueing it and it didn't last long, so I just replaced it. Like I stated earlier, the parts are cheap, the fix easy.

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