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Replace microwave door

I have a new door for my Kitchaid microwave. I have the case open but don't see how to remove/replace the door. The hinge pins and receiving holes do not seem to be removeable?

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Re: Replace microwave door

If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety and disassembly info at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your base model number (without the suffix) here: On exploded view diagram 4, look at reference part number 4. That is the choke cover. It's held in place with hidden tabs. I've attached a diagram from a Sharp model that will be somewhat similar. Once the choke cover's off, the hardware should be visible. The diagrams do not show the hinged at all. That may mean they're welded to the chassis of the oven. Write back if this does not clear it up.

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