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Smh7187sgt samsung microwave handel replacement,how to get to the screws

I need to get to the handle screws inside the door there are no screws exposed. There is a plastic trim ring around the glass does this dust pop off?

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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.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

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

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