Most Samsung microwaves have a door that opens to the side, making it difficult to open if the microwave is against a wall. There is a simple fix to this problem that does not require hiring a professional.
The first step is to locate the two screws that hold the door in place. These screws are usually located near the top of the door. Once the screws are located, remove them with a screwdriver.
Next, locate the plastic piece that is located behind the door. This piece is held in place by four screws. Remove the screws with a screwdriver and then carefully remove the piece.
Behind the piece, you will see the mechanism that opens and closes the door. Locate the spring that is connected to the door. Using a pair of pliers, carefully remove the spring.
Replace the spring with a new one and then reassemble the door. Make sure that the screws are tightened securely.
Test the door to make sure that it opens and closes properly. If the door does not open or close properly, adjust the spring until it works correctly.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to replace Samsung microwave door latch?
Unhook the door latch from the spring if it is still attached. Gently pry off the plastic frame around the door. Remove the plastic frame. Lift up the door latch then unhook it from the spring if it’s still attached.
How do you fix a microwave door that won’t close?
If the door won’t close, there may be something obstructing the door from closing. To fix this, use a putty knife to gently pry off the plastic frame around the door. Remove the plastic frame and then lift the latch up then unhook it from the spring if it’s still attached to it. Get a new door latch and hook it to the spring.
How to fix Samsung microwave is not heating or has stopped working?
1 Verify that the microwave is not in Demo mode. When a microwave is in Demo mode, you can use all the functions of the microwave, but it won't heat anything. 2 Check the Kitchen Timer feature. If the microwave was on when it stopped working and the Kitchen Timer says that it's been off for more than 18 minutes, there may be a problem with the timer. 3 Inspect the door. Make sure that there is enough clearance on all sides of the door so that the microwaves energy can reach the food inside. 4 Verify there is enough clearance on all sides of the microwave. Depending on your model, the interior may be slightly curved which can reduce clearance. 5 Request service from a Samsung technician. Depending on your model, you may need to remove some panels or screws to get at the electronics inside of the microwave.
What happens when the door latch on a microwave breaks?
A broken door latch allows the microwave to open prematurely, potentially putting you and others in danger. Microwaves are potentially very dangerous when opened without proper caution.
Why is my Samsung microwave door not latching?
If the door is not latching, it could be because of debris in the latch or door mechanisms. To clear out any obstruction, try gently pulling on the door while turning the knob. If the obstruction still remains after cleaning and testing, then the hinges or latch assembly may need to be replaced. If the problem is with the latch itself, then you can replace it using instructions found online. Broken hooks in the door can also prevent it from latching properly. If this is the case, you can purchase a new one or try re-attachments that may work better for your microwave.