Door Latch Bracket

PartSelect Number PS972837

Replace this part if the microwave door won't open.

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 Latch Bracket

Level of DifficultyReally Easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerSailendra from Round Rock, TX

Microwave door stuck....wont open

The reason the door would not open upon pressing the door opener is because the BRCKT-LATCH was broken. I discovered that after opening the microwave enclosing. The BRCKT-LATCH has two ends sticking out....each fits into a hole. One of the ends on the LATCH was broken and therefore it was not tightly fit. No upon pushing the door opener the LATCH would not function properly since it was loosely fit and hence the door would not open.
To Fix this issue:
1) Buy a new BRCKT-LATCH
2) Remove the microwave enclosing. I had to use a special screwdriver, since the screws were security protected on my microwave. After removing the case, I opened the door by manually pressing the door latch upwards (please make sure that the microwave is not connected to the electric socket before removing the enclosing).
3) pull out the old LATCH from the microwave.
4) carefully insert the new LATCH. Try not to put too much pressure when trying to fit the latch, or else the ends may snap again!!
5) Close the door and try opening it by pressing the door opener. it should work now!!

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Parts Used

  • Door Latch Bracket

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerLaura from Hoover, AL

Can't open the microwave door. Latch broken.

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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Parts Used

  • Door Latch Bracket

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Wrench set

CustomerRITA from CARROLLTON, KY

When I pushed the latch button I heard a crack sound. The button was no longer working after that. Therefore, I could not open the door.

The hardest part was taking it down from the range hood stand. Without being able to open the door, the glass carousel was moving around. We removed about 7 screws. Luckily we had the special type of allen wrenches (ones with a hole in the middle). It was easy to see what had broke and that it would not be fixable. We tied fishing line to the door hooks so that we could use the oven until the part came in. When I seached the internet and logged onto your site, keyed in the model # and the item I needed was the first item with a picture. I was absolutely sure it was the right part. The price seemed high, but I checked with our local applicance where I bought the oven and it would be the same cost from them and they have always be reasonable. Ordered the part, arrived within 2-3 days and it took only 30 minutes to install. You need to press down on the side of the part (spring loaded) to pop it in place. Helpful to turn the oven on its side to get leverage. Just go slow as the part is plastic. I will use your site again. Thanks.

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  • Door Latch Bracket

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

Customervictor from spring grove, IL

Door would not open

I removed screws from the cover, then I removed the screws holding on the front panel. I then unplugged the connectors, and removed the front panel and broken door latch. Then all I needed to do was slide the new door latch in the spot where the broken one was and put it back together. The only thing to note is which way the yellow and white and the blue and white connectors are on the front plate (location and wire direction). All is working well, and I can open the door again. Needless to say I feel better about repairing the microwave rather then throwing it out getting another one and creating more electronic garbage in a landfill .

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Parts Used

  • Door Latch Bracket

Level of DifficultyReally Easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerMike from Hurricane, UT

The brkt-latch was broken and would not allow you to open the door.

I had to remove the housing cover that had about 8 tamper proof screws in order to remove the cover and get into the area where the brkt-latch was. I removed the broken latch found the part I needed on your website, within a few days the part arrived. It took only a few minutes to reinstall the new part and housing cover. Everything works just fine. My guess is we saved $200 from having our local repair service center to do the same job.

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