Can't open the microwave door. Latch broken.

ApplianceWhirlpool Microwave


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers

Laura From Hoover, AL

Apr 25, 2011

14 out of 16 people found this instruction helpful

I used a phillips head screw driver to remove the screws from the sides of the cover. Then used a special torx "security star" screw driver (size t20) to remove the star-shaped screws along the back edges of the cover. I removed the cover from the microwave and set aside. I used a butter knife to gently pry the door latch bracket from the peg holes and removed the broken part. I then used the butter knife to help GENTLY insert the new latch into the slot. I replaced the cover (making sure the front and sides were tucked into the grooves of the frame and then replaced the screws and tightened. All in all, a very easy and inexpensive fix.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Latch Bracket

Part Number: PS972837

In Stock