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The entire door handle snapped off

While preparing to open the microwave door, the entire handle just broke off.

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  • charlesberkl Nov 30, 2008

    The only thing broken is the plastic door handle at the point where it attaches to the door itself. The door does not appear to be damaged at all except for the loss of its handle. Is there a way to replace the handle without replacing the whole door?

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I have the same problem- funny when we built we went all Maytag and got a bunch of lousy handles- the stove, micro, fridge, and freezer... I glued the pieces of the handle together and used plumber's putty to fix it. It's MightyPutty, but without the repackaging and cost. Just knead the putty until mixed, fill the cavity of the handle and press on the door where it was... No problem after six months so far.

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If the plastic on the door is broken or cracked then the whole dooe will need to be replaced. most mws you can take the vent grille off open the door all the way then lift and remove the door.

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  • Robert Artiaco Dec 01, 2008

    yes the door comes apart. Do you have the model number?

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