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Repalce Door handle on GE Profile model number SCA1000DBB03

I was able to open the plastic cover on the Microwave door, and the top screw for the door handle.But to reach to the bottom screw, there is no easy way as there is metal frame, and bottom screw is behind the metal frame. Part number for metal frame is 1804 as per the GE design.
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  • frank1970 Nov 17, 2008

    ok GE sells thye handle so it must be replaceable-

    I removed the plastic trim panel on door inside but the bottom screw is under the metal frame

    How do you get to screw

    Thanks

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There're some half a dozen or so small screws securing that frame to the door face. These screws must be removed. Then, the frame can be pried out by releasing the plastic snappers (with a flat screwdriver) while in the same time gently helping the frame to detach from these snappers' hold and the door face. It's a tidious, somewhat annoying task. The snappers may and will even likely break in the process, but aren't needed for the frame to be resecured to the door face after the handle is replaced. Note that the broken ends of the handle must be held with a pair of pliers or a flat screwdriver needs to be inserted bewteen each of them and the hole, or the ends will turn with the screws. This is because the metal screws' grip of the plastic handle broken ends is very strong and will otherwise won't get separated.Once the above is accomplished, reassembling the door is a brease.

P.S.: The dual end latch may interfere somewhat with the job and can be removed for the prtocess to be undertaken without it disturbing. It's easy to remove and replace that latch, including its spring.

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Hi Neel72,
I got the same problem before and I found out how to get through the bottom screw. If you open the door of your microwave oven, you will see at the back portion of the door a plastic or vynil strip around the metal frame and glass screen, this border strip is snapped to the metal frame and you can easily remove this by using a small knife to un-snap the plastic strip. After you removed the strip the bottom screw will be exposed and you can now replace the broken handle.

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Usually replace entire door assy, cost to repair probalby out weighs new machine.your into it for handle, new frame, mighthave cracked plastic housing surrondiing frame, gets expensive fast

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