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Maytag electric range door handle (how to replace?)

I have an MER 5775QAW range with a broken door handle. From articles I have read this seems to be a common problem - the right hand side breaks and the handle swings down - cannot be fixed because it is plastic. I have the parts ($83....) worth but no instructions on how to replace it. I can't seem to get the door apart. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Kathleen Swan May 07, 2007

    My range door did not come off as the directions indicated, so I ended up on the floor like an auto mechanic disassembling it from underneath. What a bogus setup! I ended up with most of the door front collapsing on me, trying to undo the rest of the screws with one hand.

    I finally got the whole thing put back together after 25 minutes and lost of frustration.

    Note to self: NEVER buy a maytag again!

    Thanks for the help. My "troubles" must be unique.

  • eranb Jan 17, 2008

    same issue with right side door handle breaking off...

    where is the cheapest place to buy it new ?

  • Anonymous May 18, 2009

    Additional notes: 1-it takes a lot longer than 25 minutes, and 2-a person can do it by themselves just be careful with the glass. Also, it needs to be mentioned that this is a great opportunity to clen all these parts since you have it dismantled anyway.

  • joyce schuh May 11, 2010

    ive never been so das satisfied this handle should be on recall. iwrote a message and they want me to pay to find out what there problem is never ill never buy a magtag again and this is suppose to be the best appliance HA HA js

  • FerneLeith May 11, 2010

    I was able to use the comments on this page to fix my handle. I also noticed that the place where the new handle attaches is plastic rather than metal, but I think that's probably a good thing. It seemed to me that it was the conductivity of the metal that made that piece get so hot in the first place...good luck all!

  • MARCELLO Feb 03, 2013

    repairclinic.com DONT KNOW IF ITS THE CHEAPEST BUT ITS READILY AVALIABLE AND SHIPS TO YOUR DOOR WITHIN A WEEK. THE PART # FOR (MAYTAG MER5775) IS 74O117780

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The above solution is fine, but you don't have to remove the door.  Open the storage drawer for access to the trim screws (3) on the bottom of the door, remove the screws.  Have a helper hold the glass along the bottom. Take the three screws on the top of the door trim out.  Slide out the glass and put in a safe place.  Remove the four screws that hold the handle brackets in place, remove the handle (or tighten if loose). Install the new handle (one screw on each side).  Reinstall all parts in the reverse order of disassembly.  The entire job took less than 30 minutes.

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I just did this, and not counting the time I spent online looking up possible solutions or the time I spent cleaning the glass (Just how does the INSIDE of the glass get dirty?!), I think it took me about half hour.

I guess you could do this without removing the door, as in the "Best Solution," but I think, for me, it paid to remove the door first. I was able to do this without a second set of hands.

Removing the door is the hardest part to figure out! There is a little tab on each hinge. It functions as a release mechanism to allow the door to be lifted out. If the door has never been removed before, the tab may be right against the frame of the oven. Pry it away from the frame with a flat-head screwdriver. Once both tabs have been released, keep the door open just a couple of inches and lift it straight up. Then follow the directions for solution #2.

FYI, I found a handle on "PartSelect.com" for about $50, including S&H. I wonder, though, if it's as good as the original: the parts where the 2 screws go in are plastic, not reinforced. The original had metal reinforced holes to receive the screws. (And that's the one that broke off!)

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

  • DenverDragon Aug 09, 2011

    Anyone who would pay $50 or more for a stupid handle is insane. But then, that's how the manufacturers keep making money on the original item.

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    robertriod Feb 09, 2012

    That's where I got mine. It was about the cheapest place I could find. I bought a bottom trim too, because that was all rusted out. I notice that the replacement was all plastic. I'm not sure if the handle got cheaper or if the metal + plasitc was the problem. I think it's planned bsolescence. If they made the thing out of all metal and isulated it. it might last more thas a few years. I'm tempted to build my own handle if this one breaks.

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I did solution 2 part from maytag was 53.00

Posted on Jan 20, 2010

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Had a hard time, so I took some pictures. Here they are in case anyone else finds them useful.

I couldn't get the door off, please take a picture if you know how.

1- remove storage drawer
2- remove 5 screws on the bottom of the door that hold the glass in place (two on each side and one in the middle). The glass will drop down - if I had to do it over again I would pull the middle one last.
3- remove 9 screws holding the handle assembly (3 across the top, 1 each on the outside edges, and two on each side about where the handle connects, All but the top screws were completely hidden by the glass).
4- Once you have the handle assembly off it is a quick fix. Two simple screws. You just have to take off 14 screws to get to them.

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I have the same problem of the door handle broke off and swong to the right. i just super glued the damn handle. Maytag is not all that i will avoid anything maytag.

Posted on Sep 28, 2009

I just replaced mine, you'll have to disassemble the entire door frame. 1. Remove the door. Open it to the first stop (broiler setting) and lift it out. 2. Lay it on a flat surface with front up and remove the bottom trim as well as the side trim. 3. Remove the glass. 4. Remove the top trim and the two brackets to which the door handle is attached. 5. Attach the new door handle to the top trim and the brackets. 6. Attach the top trim/brackets/door handle assembly to the door. (two screws for the brackets) 7. Attach the side trim pieces with the screw on the side only. 8. Slide in the glass and gently push it into place under the top trim. 9. Attach the bottom trim and the screws for the side trim pieces. 10. Set the door back onto the range. 11. Note to self - next time don't buy a Maytag. Hope this helps.

Posted on May 04, 2007

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So thankful for the helpful 'how to' instructions. I would have been lost without the help. I was ok until it came time to screw the bracket back into the door. 2 of the holes seemed to strip and the screws didn't want to tighten at all well. But, the other 2 connecting the bracket tightened well and all seems to be solid and secure. I still can't believe these handles didn't come with instructions on how to take off and reassemble. :(

Posted on Nov 02, 2015

My brother and I followed the suggestions above to repair our mother's oven handle. Step one is a little vague. We needed to release a latch before the door came out. We struggled for over an hour to get the door off. Once we got that done, the rest went fine. Maytag should take some responsibility for this issue. wisconsinbro&sis

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Thank you all! With your help we were able to fix our oven handle.

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