An unpleasant situation: you put food in the microwave, it warmed up normally, but you cannot get it: the microwave does not open because the door is locked. Or another problem: the door does not want to close or does not fit tightly.
Any problems with opening / closing the microwave door are reduced either to the problems of the lock and hinges of the door itself, or to a malfunction of the button for opening it. In principle, you can cope with such problems yourself if you manage to get the necessary spare parts, but it is easier to contact a professional specialist who has all the necessary parts and tools.
What to do if the microwave does not open or its door does not close - more in this article we will tell you about the possible causes of the problem and advise how to unlock the door.
Here is a list of possible causes of door problems:
door opening handle damaged
door spring broken
door latch broken
broken door hook: it is made of plastic and wears out over time
faulty door opening button
broken door opening button spring
worn out plastic drive handle that connects the door opening button and door latch
Any of the faulty parts of the mechanism opening / closing the door must be replaced, they cannot be repaired
If your microwave door is suddenly locked, we suggest the following algorithm for opening it:
disconnect the microwave from the power supply and place it on a rigid horizontal surface
take a metal ruler: a plastic ruler will not work, it may not withstand the load
put the ruler in the gap between the body and the door and lift the jammed latch
do the same with the second latch
Look for the cause of the malfunction, replace the broken part or call the technician for repair. If you need help with microwave repair near me, call us right now!