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I pulled the door off my advantium today to clean it after I cleaned the vent grille. I set the door carefully on it's side so I thought but a small little plastic piece broke off where the door latches. I thought about using some really strong glue to glue the piece back on. I believe without it the microwave won't cook. The timer functions all work, it's just that the actual cook mechanism won't work. Is it a safety issue? How necessary is that little piece of plastic? Is there something else going on? Do I need to just get a new part or a new door and not waste my time trying to glue it back together? Please help..........I want to have my microwave back without a huge expense and we have a big party next weekend.

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Glue won't work, the part must be replaced.

We have the service manual at our site and you can download it free here.

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