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Broken door handle, have part but can't put it on.

Fridaire FMV157GM, serial number kg74270857, made 10-07.

The handle broke within a day or two of getting it. It's new and under warranty and thought they would send someone to fix it, nope sent a new handle. I have the new handle but I can't find a way to get the door apart to replace it. I didn't want to force it and cause more damage.

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Thats disgusting mate! The doors are either clip together, plastics or if stainless as per photo, it would require opening the case, removal of door then prising off the fascia trim to get to the handles.

I'd ring them back up, that is not a user servicable part as it will bugger the finish trying to separate the doort.

Best of luck

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