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Whirlpool Microwave Door Won't Open

GT4175SPS2

The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Microwave door won't open are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Microwave door won't open

Cause 1Open Lever

Inspect the open lever for damage. If the open lever is broken or damaged, replace it.

Parts
Open Lever for your WhirlpoolMicrowave
Open Lever - Part # 1065792 Mfg Part # WP8205451

Bracket, door latch

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Cause 2Door Hook

The door hook engages with the door latch to keep the door closed during operation. Since the door hook is made of plastic, it can break due to regular wear. If the door hook is broken, it won’t release the door properly, preventing the door from opening. If the door hook is broken, replace it.

Parts
Door Hook for your WhirlpoolMicrowave
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Cause 3Button Spring

The button spring is located on the inside of the door open button. If the spring is broken, replace it.

Parts
Button Spring for your WhirlpoolMicrowave
Button Spring - Part # 555872 Mfg Part # WP4158178

Door open button spring

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Cause 4Button

The door open button might have a broken internal component. If the button is broken, replace the button.

Parts
Button for your WhirlpoolMicrowave
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Cause 5Button

The door open button might have a broken internal component. If the button is broken, replace the button.

Parts
Button for your WhirlpoolMicrowave
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