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Door handle broke off. Can I replace it?

The door handle broke off. Can I order a replacement part and replace it myself, or does it require special tools or expertise?

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    handle broke, need to replace it..

    LG model lmv1683st

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You can get exploded views and parts lists and order parts here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383 You need to enter your actual model number, such as SCA1000HWW, etc. You will probably need to separate the door panels, so those exploded views can be handy. Feel free to see my site for my safety and disassembly tips.

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How to remove door from ge advantium 120 microwave. i broke the handle off the microwave and have another on order. now i find that i have to take the face off to install the new handle.GE


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NOTE: Some doors have a small hinge pin that has to be removed in order to remove the door.

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