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Handle broke off the door.

This microwave works perfectly, but the handle broke off the door; leaving the screws inside the door. Can this cost effectively be replaced? The microwave was purchased in 2008 so I don't want to have to buy a new one.

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  • ruttinusa Feb 12, 2009

    How do you get the door apart to replace the handle ?

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Yes it can.

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