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reeferman

Microwave, KitchenAid, KCMS185J/145J, STUCK DOOR

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Just received a call on this. Don't have a complete model number. Does anyone have a sensical approach to how to open a door with a broken latch/handle? Thank you..

 

Is there access through the inside of the keyboard/touchpad cavity? - Enough to get a screwdriver into a latch?

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Need appliance parts? Call 877-803-7957 now!

Just received a call on this. Don't have a complete model number. Does anyone have a sensical approach to how to open a door with a broken latch/handle? Thank you..

 

Is there access through the inside of the keyboard/touchpad cavity? - Enough to get a screwdriver into a latch?

 

Slide a flexible card up between the touchpad and the door to lift the door latches to open the door for access. I have also seen where the plastic on the back of the touchpad where the button pivot engages has snapped, requiring a new touchpad.

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Very cool trick, Brother Chat.  Gotta add that one to the arsenal.

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Ooops! Forgot to leave some feedback on this. Slid a plastic card under the handle/latch area and opened the door. Part #5 had a broken tab/keeper that I glued and reinforced with epoxy. It's still working. Thanks for the info!

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