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Handle Bottom of microwave handle broke. I ordered a replacement online, but no instructions came with it. GE Service says they will not give information on self-servicing microwaves. (Why, then, do they sell the parts?) Shall I just give up and pay a serviceman a fortune to do this, or can I manage it myself? Are step-by-step instructions available? Replacing a handle seems like such an easy thing. Help!

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Re: handle

When door is open on the edge you wil find a plastic strip .remove carefuly with flat screw driver .when removed youwill find the screws holding the handle undo screws and replace .dont 4get to replace plastic strip

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It is a shame that this is so cheap and breaks off this easily. Surprisingly we have had ours for at least 6 years before the handle broke and we have 3 girls opening and closing this all the time so I guess I was one of the lucky ones.
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