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Door Release Button - Black

PartSelect Number PS2046565

When you press the button it will open your door.

This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Door stuck closed.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Release Button - Black
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: RICK from CASEY, IL

Arm on door release button broke

First i removed the 3 phillips head screws from the back of the microwave,these hold the wrap around cover in place, then slid the wrap around cover off towards the back side of microwave, next from inside the microwave i removed 1 screw holding the front operating panel, this screw is located staight up from the push button towards the top of the microwave, I pulled the panel out enough to get the broken push button out, then i installed the new push button,then reinstalled the operating panel then the wrap around cover, very simple repair saved a lot of money by replacing the part rather than buying a new microwave.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Release Button - Black
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Steven from Burton, MI

Door release button broke on the inside of microwave so door would not open

Pryed face plate away from body and removed broken latch, replaced with new latch/release button (just sets in place) and pressed faceplate back into position. The beauty of all this is, I ordered this part on line, late on a Tuesday evening and had it in hand by Thursday afternoon!
Well done! Thank you!

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3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Door Release Button - Black
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Kevin from Marissa, IL

Door release button

The part was delivered at 5 o'clock and by 5:30 the repair was done.

Remove 3 screws on the back. Remove the outer shell. Remove 1 screw behind the face plate and then lift off the front face plate (this does not have to be completely removed for repair.

Remove the broke part. I then cleaned the area to remove all grime.

The new part slids into place. At first I tried ti fit it between the support posts and realized that one post goes on the insid of part and the other outside.

Replace all pieces and your done.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Release Button - Black
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: andrew from warwick, RI

Plastic door release button broke

remove 3 screws holding cover, slid cover to the rear, removed screw at top inside of control panel.
lift up control panel to release it. this exposed broken release button. noted position of release button. with finger pushed up part of door that extended inside to release door (what the broken part was suppose to do). also note that the left side of the release button goes over the metal protrusion (small cut for to view placement). the right side goes inside the metal protrusion. reassemble and you are ready to go.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Release Button - Black
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Beth from Anacortes, WA

Broken door release lever/mechanism

First I had to remove the microwave from where it was mounted in a cabinet over the stove in the motorhome. Then I had to pry off the bottom part of the guard panel that surrounds the electronic face. Then the broken door release lever came out easily. It was easy to replace with the new one and then I tested it several time to make sure it worked correctly and it does. I then replaced the guard panel and returned the microwave back to it's cabinet in the motorhome. DONE

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Dwayne from Livingston, AL

Door release button broke

1) Remove three screws on back of microwave, so you can slide the top cover back and remove it. 2) Remove the nut at the top of the control panel with a nut driver or wrench. Pull the control panel out enough to get to the door switch. You don't need to take the panel all the way off or unhook any of the attaching wires to the control panel. 3) Remove the old door switch. It just sits in some guide grooves. There are no fasteners to remove. 4) Put the new switch into the same position as the old one. 5) Verify the door opens when the switch is pressed. 6) Replace front control panel and top cover. 7) Microwave one cup of water and fix yourself a nice cup of tea.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Release Button - Black
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Mel from Cresco, IA

Oven door would not open

Took out The Three screws holding on the outter shell. Removed the screw holding on the front panel. Replaced the door release button. Put front panel back on. Then replaced the outter shell. Total time to do the repair was about 20 minutes.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Release Button - Black
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Kenneth from Freeport, IL

Door release was broken

removed the "cowling"

remove 3 screws hols assembly together,took out old door realease and replaced with a the new one.

Works great

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Parts Used:
  • Door Release Button - Black
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Michael from Duluth, GA

The food residue sealed the door, and the door release button lever snapped.

I pulled the control panel out, slid the door release out of where the tabs held it in, slid the new one into place (noticing the new one had reinforcement where the old one did not), and pushed the control panel back.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Release Button - Black
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Jeanne from Harlingen, TX

Could not open microwave door

We had to remove the cover on the microwave in order to have access to interior. At that point all we had to do was remove the old part and install the new one. This microwave is in our Motorhome and is 15 years old! We were totally amazed that you had the part available and were able to make the necessary repairs for less than $5.00! In addition to that we had the part in 3 days. Thank you so much for your response time and the availability of the part.

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