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I have a 3 year old Whirlpool Gold counter top microwave. The button to open the door is not working.

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Old 03-01-2008, 06:07 PM
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Model Number: gold   Brand: Whirlpool   Age: 1 - 5 years   

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I have a 3 year old Whirlpool Gold counter top microwave. The button to open the door is not working. I heard what I thought was a spring break. Can this be replaced?


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Old 03-28-2008, 08:45 PM
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Default whirlpool Gold door wont open

I have the same problem on my 2 year old Whirlpool Gold Microwave, the part that breaks is a white plastic pined cam that rotates up to engauge the door locks. the right side pin broke on mine, seems whilpool didn't design a tougher part, by the looks of the small pin area where all the pressure is exerted, they will almost surely break again.
I am trying to find the part nbr to order one.
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Guys,

In order to help you we need the complete model numbers of the microwaves.

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Guys,

In order to help you we need the complete model numbers of the microwaves.

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Thanks, but that was kinda hard since the only model number was inside, and i couldn't get it open. I have since had it fixed so this is no longer an issue.
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Default Microwave door will not open

So, what did you do? How did you get it fixed?
I have the exact same problem today.

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Thanks, but that was kinda hard since the only model number was inside, and i couldn't get it open. I have since had it fixed so this is no longer an issue.
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Default whirlpool Gold door wont open

Hi Gene,

The model no. of my Whirlpool Gold MW is gt4175sps-0. I have the same problem where open button is not working and I do not feel that it is pressing on a spring to unlatch the door. Also, even in closed position, the MW won't heat up or turn; just the timer runs.

Your response will be highly appreciated.

Thanks,
Al

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Al,

Remove the outer case and inspect the latch bracket and the release button (#7 & #2 on the diagram #2) and the door switches (#3 on the diagram #4). Post the results.

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Thank you Gene. It is indeed the Bracket Latch that is broken. I will order the part and put it in.

Thanks again for your help.

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You are welcome. Keep us posted.

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how do I open the wrapper of the microwave door
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