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Old 06-02-2016, 09:07 PM   #1
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Microwave door opens while traveling on bumpy road.

Does anyone have a solution to keep the microwave door from flying open while traveling on bumpy roads? This is on a 2015 Ventana 3635 with the Whirlpool convection/microwave oven.
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Never had a problem in any of our two Newmars nor in the present rig. I don't remember what the '00 DSDP had but the '02 DSDP and present CC have the Advantium 120's.
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Old 06-03-2016, 06:26 AM   #3
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Adhesive Hook & Loop tape would work, but not the most esthetic fix. Call the MW manufacturer and see if the hooks can be adjusted.

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We have a '15 VTDP 3636 with the same microwave unit. We haven't experienced that yet...thankfully. It sounds like your latch is not fully engaging. I just looked at mine. There are two tabs mounted on the door that when closed go into two slots. Inside the slots are white plastic/nylon catches. One or more of these catches may be broken.

Also in that area is a white label that says among other things, that you shouldn't use the microwave if the door does not close securely.

I would quit using the microwave until you at least call a Newmar CSA and explain that the door is not closing securely and the manufacturer defines this as a safety hazard.
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Old 06-03-2016, 06:27 AM   #5
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Don't know if our MA has the same oven, but we had the same problem. We were in Napannee for some warranty issues last month and I asked our tech about a fix. He said they have seen this on other units and the door has no tension adjustment. He recommended he install a latch like on the closet doors, and showed me another unit in for service that he had installed the latch.

I passed, as the latch was too stiff and you had to"Yank" the door open.

When I got home I made a short 1" strap with a snap (like on convertible tops) and fixed it to the screw on the bottom right side of the door. Used the screw already in place for the underside metal plate under the oven. Then mounted the male snap to the bottom of the RH side of the door. The inside of the door is hollow, so I had to drill a starter hole for the screw snap. Works perfectly and is not visible unless you look under the oven.

I had a snap kit, but you find them them at Lowes or HD....cheap. I used a black nylon web strap 1" wide. Cut and burn the ends.
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You might look at the baby safety products aisle at your local big box hardware store or best selection at Babies are Us. However, I am surprised to hear this is an issue. Are there any adjustments that can be made to the door hardware to make it a tighter fit?
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Don't know if our MA has the same oven, but we had the same problem. We were in Napannee for some warranty issues last month and I asked our tech about a fix. He said they have seen this on other units and the door has no tension adjustment. He recommended he install a latch like on the closet doors, and showed me another unit in for service that he had installed the latch.

I passed, as the latch was too stiff and you had to"Yank" the door open.

When I got home I made a short 1" strap with a snap (like on convertible tops) and fixed it to the screw on the bottom right side of the door. Used the screw already in place for the underside metal plate under the oven. Then mounted the male snap to the bottom of the RH side of the door. The inside of the door is hollow, so I had to drill a starter hole for the screw snap. Works perfectly and is not visible unless you look under the oven.

I had a snap kit, but you find them them at Lowes or HD....cheap. I used a black nylon web strap 1" wide. Cut and burn the ends.

Thanks. This sounds like the best solution so far.


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Ours does the same thing.

I just cut off a length of double sided Velcro (will stick to its self) and loop it around the microwave handle as well as the handle for the cupboard next to it when prepping for travel.
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Ours just did this today as we were driving on I-70 through Indiana. I think our glass tray hit it on a big bump and pushed it open. I put the glass tray ( which fortunately stayed in the microwave), in a drawer and had no more problems with it opening.
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Ours just did this today as we were driving on I-70 through Indiana. I think our glass tray hit it on a big bump and pushed it open. I put the glass tray ( which fortunately stayed in the microwave), in a drawer and had no more problems with it opening.
Yup! That sounds like the problem and the fix.

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Ours just did this today as we were driving on I-70 through Indiana. I think our glass tray hit it on a big bump and pushed it open. I put the glass tray ( which fortunately stayed in the microwave), in a drawer and had no more problems with it opening.

Our glass tray frequently jumps out of the spindle, but we never had the door pop open. Since others are reporting a correlation between the glass tray jumping and the door opening, I will now stow my glass tray in a drawer..
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Ours just did this today as we were driving on I-70 through Indiana. I think our glass tray hit it on a big bump and pushed it open. I put the glass tray ( which fortunately stayed in the microwave), in a drawer and had no more problems with it opening.

We will give this a try on our next trip. Thanks for the tip!


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