Door Latch Lever or Button
Your microwave door may get stuck closed if there is an issue with the door latch lever or button. The lever assembly typically has a paddle or a button that comes in contact with the door latch assembly to release the hooks, which allows you to open the door.
How to inspect a microwave door latch lever or button:
- To ensure your safety, unplug the appliance before beginning.
- Remove the control panel and button cover in order to access the door latch lever.
- Once you have access to it, visually inspect the lever for damage, wear, or seized components.
- If you find any issues during your inspection, you will need a replacement door latch lever.