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JE1540GW 001 door latch failing


Premium Member
Dec 18, 2022
Placentia, CA
Model Number
JE1540GW 001
More than 10 years
Installed in about 1996, this unit should be replaced. OTOH since it's fine other that the door latch I thought I'd ask how difficult would be to fix it.

When the button is pressed in the normal manner it doesn't pop open. However, if I give it a little tug with fingers under the door, it opens. Or, it opens if I just press & hold.

You thoughts?

how difficult would be to fix it.

That would depend on what is responsible. Someone would have to look at it to determine that. Maybe some parts of the mechanism are worn with age and use?

None of the affected parts look to be available so you'd have to improvise a repair once the cause is determined. I don't know if it will help but you can see an exploded parts view of that unit at the following link:

LINK > GE JE1540GW01 Exploded Parts View

Dan O.
Mechanical issues are often adaptable. It can't hurt it much to look at it. If you make it worse you can still do Bestbuy?

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