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My whirlpool microwave model mh2175xsq-4

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My whirlpool microwave model mh2175xsq-4 door will not close, it seems that both latches are already closed or something like that. Is there a way to release the latches?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Chas replied 3 years ago.

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Are you saying it will not close or will not stay closed for you to start it?





Customer: replied 3 years ago.

It will not close. You do not hear it latch or anything, when you push the door to shut, it just swings right back open.

Expert:  Chas replied 3 years ago.
On the door itself, the 2 catches that go into the microwave, they should feel like a spring is pulling down on them when you try to move it up, can you feel it?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Yes. But it feels like they are just plastic and will break if you pull up on them too hard.

Expert:  Chas replied 3 years ago.
I am going to opt out on this one, I cannot find a good diagram for it, just set there and another expert will be with you shortly. Sorry.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Expert:  Bryan replied 3 years ago.

Hello,My name is XXXXX XXXXX be helping you today. Give me a few minutes to pull up your model. thanks .Be right back. Good afternoon, the issue would be the interlock assembly that's number 11 on this diagram this is what locks the door and holds it shut once the door is closed, Support W10156813 Main Product Viewnow theres also a piston assembly you need to check out before ordering that. number 12. will need to open up the control panel to check these. can you do that ?


Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I do not know how to do that.

Expert:  Bryan replied 3 years ago.
okay , sorry that's what needs to be looked at. you can get a refund if you wish I will put one in for you .
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

yes please.

Expert:  Bryan replied 3 years ago.
okay thanks.