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My Whirlpool MX1140XMB-0 Microwave Oven Handle Broke at the bottom of the handle, it just came off from the bottom screw. I used gorilla glue to attach it back. This lasted for 6 mos then one day it came off. Eventually the handle broke completely in half leaving the top portion only attached. Any suggestions.

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Here in the US, it is usually easy to get parts for well-known brands of home appliances that are not too old. As a professional, I do not recommend Part Store or Part Select. You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number (without the suffix) here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383 If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

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It is hard to get parts for home appliance but probably you can try the company that sell them or try www.partstore.com maybe they can help you with a handle or you will have to glue it back again.good luck.

Posted on Apr 01, 2007

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