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GE Profile Spacemaker XL1800 Microwave Model # JVM1870SF001

When you grasp the door handle, there is (was) a little black plastic insert on the back of the handle approximately 6 1/4 inches long.  One of the tabs on this plastic part that fits into the stainless steel handle that has broken and come loose. I want to replace just that plastic part and not buy an entire door handle assembly for $200+ dollars.
The part number on this plastic piece appears to be DE63-00204A.
Is it possible to replace just that plastic piece?
Please reply to twagner0315@mac.com.  Thanks!

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  • twagner0315 Sep 09, 2008

    Model number was included in the subject of my original e-mail: JVM1870SF001.

  • mx330 Dec 27, 2008

    I have the same issue. I have the black plastic inside the handle that broke I would just like to replace just the black plastic piece, not the whole handle. Please reply back to mx330@bellsouth.net. Thank you.

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2009

    My handle broke too...

  • tc316 Feb 15, 2009

    Piece broke off, Looking for replacement part and where to buy?

  • EglJunk Feb 16, 2009

    Exact same problem as others have posted...retaining clip (plastic) broke off one end of the handle cover (PN DE63-00294A); cannot locate replacement part without replacing entire handle assy ($130+). Any recommendation on sourcing the part?

  • jana_mccartn Apr 22, 2009

    Same here. The black plastic piece from behind the door handle has broken off on our GE Profile Spacemaker microwave.

  • William Miller
    William Miller May 11, 2010


    Please reply back with your correct model number so we can help you.

    It will be something like JVM18xxxxxx


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(I also replied via e-mail)

Sorry, but the subject lines get cut off after so many characters.

Thanks for replying.

Part # DE63-00204A looks like a valid Samsung part number but it doesn't show up anywhere, so it's likely a proprietary part made only for GE and not available separately.

You can see a helpful exploded view of this model here.

Then you can go here and enter your model number and come up with the parts list. This site has much better prices than GE.

Normally you have to separate the door panels (as shown in the attached photo) and then you'll see the previously hidden screws you need to remove.

Or you can watch a YouTube video (not a video I made) that demonstrates how it's done.

Chances are you will end up having to but more than you want to, but not the whole door.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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Did anyone find this plastic part of the handle in this post? Please reply to Mark@eastonlaw.net Thanks

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