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Door Handle Broken Off

The plastic around the interior fasteners broke and the door handle is completely off. The top fastener fell down into the door and the other is still in the door but not functional.

I assume I would need to take the door apart as in the previous response to the question about a spider between the panes. Can I buy the handle and install it myself if I'm a reasonably mechanical guy?

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Normally you have to separate the door panels (as shown in the attached photo) and then you'll see the previously hidden screws you need to remove.

Or you can watch a YouTube video (not a video I made) that demonstrates how it's done.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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