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Author Topic: Amana Radarange: door stuck closed with broken linkage to interlock  (Read 2669 times)

Offline bloomerang

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The wire linkage from the door to the interlock on our Amana Radarange Touchmatic RS-40 (mfg. 1988) broke with the door closed. Now we can't get the door to open.

After removing the sheet metal cover, I see an access hole to the interlock, presumably to open the door manually. But I can't figure out how it works. Push something in? Insert something and move up-and-down or side-to-side? Insert and rotate a special tool?

I don't have (and haven't been able to find) a service manual. Can anyone help? How do you open the door with no linkage to the interlock?

Model RS-40

Offline Repair-man

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Re: Amana Radarange: door stuck closed with broken linkage to interlock
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2009, 01:48:15 PM »
I know of someone who has a microwave repair site that has helped me in the past with older units like this:


Don't mean to detract from this forum, but there are times when specialty help is necessary.
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Offline RegUS_PatOff

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Re: Amana Radarange: door stuck closed with broken linkage to interlock
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2009, 02:37:15 PM »
this Door Diagram may help
(right-click Save Target as ...)
« Last Edit: January 15, 2009, 02:41:19 PM by RegUS_PatOff »
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