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Sharp Carousel II over the range microwave - door won't latch

grappler
The door does not stay latched. The two hooks on the door are intact. I opened the control panel and could find no broken parts in the space. The bottom hook receiver has 2 switches with a black one on top and a red little peg of it that the top latch receiver doesn't have. Don't believe that
is the problem or I would have found the other switch on the bottom of the compartment.

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  • MicrowaveDisplayDotCom MicrowaveDisplayDotCom | United States | Subject Experience (show)
    Any chance you can take a digitial photo to show what you mean by "red little peg of it that the top latch receiver doesn't have"?
    • grappler grappler
      Already got an answer, the spring inside the door holding the latch down is broke.
      20 Dec 2007
    • MicrowaveDisplayDotCom MicrowaveDisplayDotCom
      While that's possible, I really doubt that it's the spring that's broken.

      Usually it's the door panel inside. There's a molded loop that holds the spring and that loop breaks.

      You have to either replace the door panel, which is a pain, or epoxy something on it to take the place of the loop.

      In some cases, the loop on the door hook assembly (latch head / stopper) may break, but it's usually the door panel.

      Either way, the door panels will have to be separated.

      Depending on the model, you may be able to find an exploded view at http://www3.sears.com (the 3 is correct) or we may have the manual and could point you to the diagram.
      21 Dec 2007
  • marc.o marc.o | United Kingdom, Eastern Counties | Subject Experience (show)
    Does the door offer any resistance when closing, does the 2 protruding hooks spring in to the lower position when lifted with the door open, if you hold the door closed does the oven operate normally.

    Let me know and we will continue.

    Marc
    • grappler grappler
      There appears to be no or very little resistance when closing the door. The light does not shut off and if the door is held shut, it still will not operate (Model R-1600). With it unplugged, I can hear a little clicking
      noise that appears to be coming from the bottom hook contact.
      18 Dec 2007
    • marc.o marc.o
      OK you now need to check the hooks on the door do they lift and return to their bottom position, it should have a spring to push them back.

      Marc
      18 Dec 2007
    • grappler grappler
      The hooks do move down, but it appears only because of
      gravity. There is no spring tension pulling it down.
      So it looks like I need a new door OR is there a way to
      open the door up - I don't see one.

      THANKS
      19 Dec 2007
    • marc.o marc.o
      Hi yes the door is normally one bit, but if you remove it you may (and i mean may) be able to prise the plastic off it from all around and you will find the spring broken should be an easy repaif if (and i mean if) you can get the plastic off, good luck on that one.

      oh and happy Christmas, its a great oven for turkey on dual cook.

      Marc
      19 Dec 2007
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