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Microwave Oven Door Spring Replacement

I have a KitchenAid Superba Oven Microwave Combo. The microwave door spring broke. How do I replace it?

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Remove the front panel by removing the screws located on the inside of the door (note hold door inplace, since it is heavy and will fall out after screws removed). Unscrew screws located on bottom of plastic retainer (2 each) Remove tension spring. Note 2 are included right and left. Note color of spring on end, different springs for different door types, stainless, black,beige or white. Replace all in reverse order.

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

  • anthony romano Aug 01, 2012

    do not no how to put spring in

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


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