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Chances are the door panels separate as shown in the photo I have attached below. Panel replacement can usually be done without removing the door from the microwave. In cases where it is felt that door removal is necessary, I recommend detaching the door from the hinges. I generally do not advise removing the hinges from the microwave. Whenever the hinges are removed, great care must be taken to put them back in the very same position they were in. Failure to do so can cause microwave leakage, which can cause risk of skin burns, fire, and disruption of nearby electronic devices. You can find exploded view diagrams and order parts here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383 We have critical safety and disassembly info at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

KitchenAid... | Answered on May 01, 2019


see the video and fix it. God bless you

KitchenAid... | Answered on Jun 19, 2013


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Open Lever

If the microwave door won't open the open lever might be broken. This part can be replaced separately.


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Door Spring

If the microwave door won't open the door spring may have broken. The door spring is located inside the door and keeps downward pressure on the door hook.


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Door Latch

If the microwave door won't open the door latch might be broken. The door latch is inside the microwave. The door hook, which is part of the door, engages with the latch to keep the door closed during operation. If the door latch or actuator breaks the door may not open.


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Door Hook

If the microwave door won't open the door hook might not be releasing properly. The door hook is installed inside the door and normally releases when the door is opened. The hook is made of plastic and will break over time. When this happens it will need to be replaced, it can't be repaired.


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Button Spring

If the microwave door won't open the button spring might be broken internally. The button spring can be replaced.


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Button

If the microwave door won't open the button might be broken internally. The button can be replaced.


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Handle Actuator

If the microwave door won't open the handle actuator might be broken. This is a plastic part which can become brittle over time. This part is connected between the door button and the door latch assembly.

KitchenAid... | Answered on Jun 19, 2013


Best is to see if a door can be sourced from an old set , as you can get one swapped from a scrapped oven.
I don't think buying a new one is worth as a recent model will cost lower with better efficiency of power and performance.
Hence you must decide accordingly.

KitchenAid... | Answered on Oct 23, 2010


Loews has similar units starting around 159.00. Once you have determined it is really nonfunctional, it will likely cost more to repair it than to replace it. Sounds like it had a good long run, though. As to removing it , there should be a removable trim panel on the top or fasteners in the side or top cupboards to remove. Then you have the vent and electricity to disconnect. Be sure the proper breaker is off when you do this (mandatory safety nag). Hope this helps some:)
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KitchenAid... | Answered on Aug 30, 2010


The magnetron (the part that heats the food) may be bad or the circuitry to the magnetron may have burned out. Basically my advice is that if you have no electrical expertise, it isn't worth fixing. The magnetron if bad, costs almost as much as a new microwave. If you open it up (make sure it has been unplugged for a few hours and don't seen any obvious burnt parts (including a fuse and the diodes), then most likely the magnetron is done and a new microwave is the way to go.

Let me know how this works out for you.

Benjamin

KitchenAid... | Answered on Aug 20, 2010


You would need to remove it from the wall, using the installation instructions here, review the safety information here, then remove the outer cover and discharge the high voltage capacitor.

Then you can swap the magnetron.
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KitchenAid... | Answered on May 06, 2010


Normally you have to separate the door panels (as shown in the attached photo) and then you'll see the screws you need to remove.

On some models, you have to remove one screw, then rotate or lift the handle.

Or you can watch a YouTube video (not a video I made) here that demonstrates how it's done.

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KitchenAid... | Answered on May 06, 2010


Normally you have to separate the door panels (as shown in the attached photo) and then you'll see the screws you need to remove.

On some models, you have to remove one screw, then rotate or lift the handle.

Or you can watch a YouTube video (not a video I made) here that demonstrates how it's done.

You can find handy exploded views and order parts by model number here.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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KitchenAid... | Answered on May 06, 2010


The handle can be replaced without replacing the entire door, or oven. The part number is WB15X1309 and can be purchased at pcappliancerepair.com for about $45. Due to the age of your oven, I could only find it at a couple of web sites, and this was the cheapest price I could find for you.

The door handle can easily be replaced without the assistance of a repairman. This is a common problem with some microwave oven doors.

To access the door handle mounting screws on MOST microwave ovens, you have to remove the inner door panel that goes around the perimeter of the glass. You can use a small screwdriver to carefully pry the plastic up and work your way slowly around the perimiter of the glass. Most microwave ovens also have grooves in the panel that you can insert the screwdriver into. Use care not to pry against the glass. The glass is tempered and also has an RF shield that prevents harmful microwaves from potentially harming the consumer. If you break the glass, you will need to purchase a new door.

The door handle screws are located behind the inner panel. Simply remove the broken handle and install the new one. Re-insert the inner door panel carefully and gradually work your way around the perimeter of the door glass and make sure it snaps back into place.

This repair can be done with the door in place, or you can remove it for easier access. If you decide the remove the door, simply open it all the way and lift straight up at the hinges. The door will lift off of the hinge pins. Place on a hard flat surface with some towels under it for padding. This protects the door facing from scatches.

If you have any questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

NOTE: Some doors have a small hinge pin that has to be removed in order to remove the door.

KitchenAid... | Answered on Sep 08, 2009


The door handle can easily be replaced without the assistance of a repairman. This is a common problem with some microwave oven doors.

To access the door handle mounting screws on MOST microwave ovens, you have to remove the inner door panel that goes around the perimeter of the glass. You can use a small screwdriver to carefully pry the plastic up and work your way slowly around the perimiter of the glass. Most microwave ovens also have grooves in the panel that you can insert the screwdriver into. Use care not to pry against the glass. The glass is tempered and also has an RF shield that prevents harmful microwaves from potentially harming the consumer. If you break the glass, you will need to purchase a new door.

The door handle screws are located behind the inner panel. Simply remove the broken handle and install the new one. Re-insert the inner door panel carefully and gradually work your way around the perimeter of the door glass and make sure it snaps back into place.

This repair can be done with the door in place, or you can remove it for easier access. If you decide the remove the door, simply open it all the way and lift straight up at the hinges. The door will lift off of the hinge pins. Place on a hard flat surface with some towels under it for padding. This protects the door facing from scatches.

If you have any questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

NOTE: Some doors have a small hinge pin that has to be removed in order to remove the door.

KitchenAid... | Answered on Sep 05, 2009


the plate goes on the backsplash and two holes on top go inside cabinet that you have to drill

KitchenAid... | Answered on Jan 17, 2009


Thefirst thing I would suggest is a hard reset. Unplug the unit for aminute or so. Then plug it back in, set the clock and try again.

Let us know if the hard reset does not fix it.

Your control board may need to be repaired. While these run about $232, we can often repair them for only $39.95 nationwide.

Feel free to contact me directly for more information & help.

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KitchenAid... | Answered on Sep 02, 2008

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