Door would not open

ApplianceWhirlpool Microwave


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers

Brian From Bristol, VA

Jul 22, 2010

2 out of 3 people found this instruction helpful

I removed the cover using a philips screw driver and a set op tamper proof torx head allen wrench set. I inspected the latch assembly and found the door latch part broken. It was easy to remove and the new part snapped into place. Repair was finished and microwave back in service in less than five minutes. Most folks would throw their microwave away and purchase a new one, the door mechanisms are usually easy to repair and parts are available. Be careful in there because of the potential of electrocution, that is why they put the tamper proof screws in place. Next time, try to repair your appliance before you decide to throw it away, may save you some hard earned money.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Latch Bracket

Part Number: PS972837

In Stock