Whirlpool microwave door pushbutton broken would not open door
Marnie M. • San Jose, CA • January 24, 2015
My Repair & Advice
Found the fix description online - purchased the Door Latch Bracket. I did need to remove the Microwave from the cabinet it was built into. Required removing the screws at the four corners of the trim piece surrounding the microwave. Then removed the oven with the frame bracket attached - removed the bracket, then needed a star shaped secure screwdriver to remove the microwave skin around the sides and top (remove the secure screws from the back and slide the skin toward the back and off). Once that was removed, looking behind the control panel from the side showed that the bracket was broken (the pin had snapped off). Was easy to replace the bracket by pressing it into the two holes (does take some pressure to pop it in). i purchased the spring, but didn't seem to need to replace it (not sure where it was supposed to go). Putting the skin back on required sliding it from the back into place from the back, just as it was removed.
Note that since the door was stuck I couldn't read the model number, but fortunately this part worked.