The bottom latch of the latch/spring assembly had broken off

ApplianceGeneral Electric Microwave


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years


Charlotte From Leawood, KS

Mar 11, 2008

4 out of 7 people found this instruction helpful

First I removed the inside of the door using a putty knife and loosening the edges. I removed the old latch by- (1) lifting up and sliding both the top and the bottom out of the door (2) pulling out the bottom part and (3) using a small plastic fork to push the spring off of the top part (paying close attention to how it was already sitting in the microwave). It required a little twisting (not much) and it came out.

I put the new spring on the new piece on the hook part. Then I put the new spring on the oven (where the old spring had been). I stretched the latch up and put the top slot back in and then with a little (very little) pressure I popped the bottom back in.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Latch Assembly

Part Number: PS230891

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