Repair and disassembly guides for GE Microwave ovens.

172 Questions View all

Door will not open after pushing door button

Microwave door will not open after pushing door button

Answered! View the answer I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 2
Add a comment

5 Answers

Chosen Solution

The standard answer on repairing microwaves is "just say no". These are one of the very few items that almost all of us will not attempt a repair on. They can kill you. They are cheap, easy to replace. Or you can take it to a pro and hope he doesn't get killed.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 4

Comments:

I stay away from door repairs especially as a misalignment can allow microwaves past the door and blind you. +

by

Add a comment

if the button won't push in to open the microwave door, one of the little ears that holds the button in place has broke off and is keeping the button fron being depress. Find someone who works on appliances remove the cabinet cover, remove the door release latch, pop out the button and remove the broke ear, pop the button back in, replace the latch, reinstall the cabinet cover and your good to go.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 2

Comments:

Bingo! Thank you Rick. Using your advice, I found a replacement button (jbtn-b091mfr0a) and spring (505526) online and was able to replace them on my sharp r-530es micro.

Unplugged and let sit an hour to discharge (assumed). Then removed the case (lucked out I had a set of torx bits to get the tamper proof screws out). Then from the inside I removed a single screw on the bottom that retains the control panel. Later when replacing that screw, made sure it was making contact with the metal ring as its hooked to an input on control board. the control panel then can be slid upward a quarter inch to free it, then pulled away. Left all the board connections attached. Pushed the button out from the back and found the tab was broken off and still in the box. The problem came and went depending on where that tab was at.

90 minutes, under $20. I could have afforded a new microwave. But it's ridiculous to toss it out. By the way the design of the button changed to eliminate the tab that broke off.

by

Add a comment

According to GE when I called there are no replacement parts available for the WES1452SP1SS models. Your only choice is to buy a new microwave. Mine failed after 13 months use - great design huh?

Was this answer helpful?

Score 0

Comments:

Did you get it at Walmart? Often times, a W in front of the model means that the manufacturer has dumbed down the design to meet Walmart's price point....ie: cheap.

by

Add a comment

Do you mean I can't fix the plastic spring latch myself? does it have to be taken to a shop.I might as well buy a new one, it would be cheaper than htere prices

Was this answer helpful?

Score 0

Comments:

russrnus, this question and the answers are already a bit old. It would be best if you ask you own question. Give your model number and describe what is not working. You may get a better answer. Use this link to ask a question http://www.ifixit.com/Answers/Ask/GE+Mic...

by

Add a comment

anyone know where I can get a WB3K5308 or 06 microwave door release button?

Was this answer helpful?

Score 0
Add a comment

Add your answer

buddy will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 37

Past 7 Days: 336

Past 30 Days: 1,583

All Time: 36,957