The tab broke off one end of door latch bracket door latch number ap3776470. I have a new one but how do you put it on? The part that the latch fits in will not open enough to fit the latch in. I am afraid if I put too much pressure on the part it will break. Is there a secret way to replace the latch ?
Answer Hi Wolly. You will need to disconnect the power to the unit. Then remove the control panel from the unit. On the back of the control panel are two slots that the latch bracket 8205451 will snap into. Make sure you get the latch positioned correctly, so when the button is pressed, it releases the door. If the button is not broke, you can use the old one. Thank You.
Latch/door release broken. How do I take off control panel?
Answer Hello crelodious. If there are no screws inside the door when you open it securing the control panel, you will need to remove the outer cover to access and replace the latch bracket 8205451.
Note: This question is for the older version of this part, but we thought you might still find it helpful
We cannot open the door.
What is the least damaging way to access the BRKT-LATCH mechanism
to determine what needs to be adjusted or replaced?
Must I remove the whole shell or is there a simpler way to open it?
Thank you; Doc
Answer Hello Doc. You will need to remove the outer cover on the microwave to access the lock assembly. Hope this helps.