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My table top Panasonic microwave has power. The problem

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My table top Panasonic microwave has power. The problem seems to be the latch, sometimes it is usable, but more often not.
How do I repair it?
Submitted: 20 days ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 20 days ago.

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Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 20 days ago.

Unfortunately WD40 and plastic don't work well together. The oil is so thin that it actually causes plastic to stick worse. You'll need to take the microwave apart and clean all the plastic with white vinegar. Then you can remove the push button and rub the outside with Vasaline and that should make a big difference. If it still tends to stick, the push button will just need to be replaced and on a table top unit parts probably aren't sold separately since Panasonic intends for these units to be throw-away type units.

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Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 19 days ago.

Hello again. I'm just following up because I haven't heard back from you and I see this question is still open and unrated. Is there anything else I can help you with?

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