Door spring broke (spring lightens the door when opening/closing)

ApplianceKitchenAid Microwave

Model

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools

Brian From Roseville, CA

Oct 20, 2008

4 out of 5 people found this instruction helpful

Just had to remove the screws holding the outer part of the door on (didn't have to take off the entire door). Using the other door spring (most models have two that cross) as an example, the new spring was fairly easy to place. Only problem is that the new spring was made from a smaller gauge metal and is not nearly as strong as the original, making the door feel heavier when opening/closing than before. The difference with and without the 2nd spring is barely noticeable. Had I known that they were making the parts cheaper now, I would'nt have bothered fixing it at all.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Torsion Spring - Right Side

Part Number: PS374508

$28.41
In Stock