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Hi, welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you! The catch in the door will require the door choke, the plastic trim at the inside edges, be removed for access to the inside of the door. If the inside latch that is in the body of the microwave is what you are needing to replace, you will have to remove the outer cabinet. Which latch are you replacing?
The plastic cover around the glass, the choke, will pry off. It has plastic pressure tabs that secure it in place. The tricky part is getting the choke off without breaking those tabs, it is not easy. Pry gently all the way around in very small increments to prevent breaking the choke.
Great! The outer edge of the door should come off the metal frame (same careful prying) at the latch side to allow access to the latch.
The latch in the door should move up and down with spring tension. Does it slide up and down?
Was there a small spring on the old one? That latch should slide. When the door is closed, the latch should be held under spring tension to actuate the door switches. When the door is opened, it has to slide up to clear the receiver in the microwave.
Can you post a picture of part that is in the microwave, the part the latch will not go into?
The lock assembly is in the locked position. If you close the door gently with a little pressure on the door and press the door open button, will it subsequently shut?
Sounds like the lock assembly may be faulty. What was the reason for replacing the latch in the door?
Oh, okay. The lock assembly not releasing may have been what caused it to break. It sounds like the lock assembly in the microwave will need to be replaced if ther door open button does not release it.
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The microwave cabinet will need to be removed to access it for replacement.