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How to replace the door?

I got a new door for this microwave because in my efforts to replace a door handle, I broke the door. Now I can't figure out how to remove the top hinge screws. I've removed the upper grill and can see the hinge in there, but the black plastic vent guard is in the way. Even after removing all the screws I can see, I still don't know how to get that black plastic thing back in place.

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  • gfunkdave Oct 21, 2008

    Thanks - I realized I hadn't broken the old door, just bent it a little. I was able to get the stainless steel outer surface off and replace the handle without needing to replace the whole door.

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

If the door won't lift off when you open it all the way, then you'll have to pull the oven from the wall to take off the cover and get to the hinges.

Kitchenaid / Whirlpool customer installation manuals and owner's manuals can be downloaded here

Hopefully you can do it without having to actually remove the hinges, since that would require adjustments and leakage tests.

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

Posted on Oct 20, 2008

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