Latch button broken (trigger)

ApplianceWhirlpool Oven / Microwave Combo


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Sam From Gainesville, GA

Nov 09, 2013

First off if you are repairing an appliance this old better have some super glue. Many of these parts are no longer available. If the latch breaks with the door closed you can clear the broken plastic latch and open the door with a straightened coat hanger through the handle into a hole on the door which will trigger the latch. Once the door is open there are two screws that hold the black plastic trim piece on the inside of the door. Remove them both (Phillips head). The piece will come off. The handle is held to the front of the door by two more Phillips head screws. One at the top and one at the bottom. The handle in the front will not yet come off. There is one more screw that can only be reached by separating the door parts so you can get the screwdriver in. Now the whole handle will come off. Orient the new handle "trigger" so the piston can go through the hole in the handle. Be sure to put the spring on so it goes between the trigger and the handle. Now put the handle back on the door being sure to put the piston through the hole in the handle. It is best to put that screw in the middle back in place first then the others at the top and bottom. Put the plastic trim piece back on the inside and your are done. For what it is worth the trigger that I got is brown and not black like the other trim. Really not much of an issue.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Button - Brown

Part Number: PS336501

In Stock