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GE Microwave JVM1340 door handle.

My microwave door handle is broken. You have heard this many times. How do I remove and then replace the lower screw in the door handle. It is not visible from the inside or the outside. The upper screw removes easily from inside the door. This is the same problem I have heard about many times, but I have not seen an answer. Have I missed it? I am new to this support. If a part of the door comes apart to access the lower screw, which part is it and how is it removed? Thank you.

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  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    I have the exact same problem. Any insights?

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MicrowaveSvc
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SOURCE: microwave door handle

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

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

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Posted on Feb 25, 2008

safenude
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SOURCE: I have a GE SpacemakerXL

Thanks for the opportunity to help! To see if this fault can be cleared, do the following:

  1. If your unit is plugged into an *outlet (most times, this is located over your microwave in small cupboards).
  2. If it is, unplug the cord and wait about 30 seconds.
  3. Plug your microwave back in and see if the panel now works.
  4. Go through all the initial setups such as setting the time.
  5. If the fault does not reappear, then you are good to go. If the fault reappears, you will have to call service or replace the product.
*If your unit is hardwired, find the circuit breaker and turn it off for 30 seconds, then turn the power back on.

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Posted on Jan 28, 2009

localwonder
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SOURCE: Can you microwave an aluminum tray (ex: frozen meal)?

No, this is not recommended. the newer microwave will not flash but, if you put aluminum inside, it will damage the Magnetron. this creates the heat and, if it is damaged, you will lose the heating action in this unit and the Magnetron is not a cheap replacement part.

I do not recommend inserting any aluminum objects at all.

Posted on May 27, 2009

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SOURCE: How to replace the door handle on a GE, JVM1490SD 003 microwave?

around the door you will see a plastic cover strip. gently pry it off and under there you will find the screws to open up the door and get to the door handle screws. you dont have to worry about breaching the seal.

Posted on Aug 13, 2009

MicrowaveSvc
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SOURCE: How do I replace a LG LMV1630ST microwave oven door handle?

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

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

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

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Posted on Nov 25, 2009

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SOURCE: ge 1350 microwave handle broke off

YES!!!!
Mine broke off and I bonded it back on with crazy glue.
1 I alligned broken mounting surfaces and bonded the handle.
2 then align and mount on door. using the crazy glue.
Be carefull not to make a mess on the door..

it is now stronger than when it was new.
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Posted on May 16, 2010

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