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Hot microwave door handle

Got a new stainless steel microwave oven with an integral fan mounted above a standard oven with a 5-burner stove top. The metal (stainless) door handle extends outwards from the door face itself. The problem is that this handle gets pretty hot when the burner beneath it (front and right) is used. The plastic handle of the older microwave oven that it replaced didn't have this problem.

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I always recommend that you use the vent fan whenever you're cooking on the stove top to keep heat, steam, and grease out of the controls and door panels.

Posted on Jan 09, 2013

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SOURCE: Panasonic NN-T687 (The Genius) door

You will need to remove the oven from the frame, then remove the outer cover from the door.

Once the outer cover's off, you'll be able to see that door opening button presses against the door opening lever, which presses up on the door key/hook to open the door.

Usually the problem is a broken door opening lever.

You can order that part directly from Panasonic here.

Once it's fixed, if you want to download the owner's manual, it's here.

We have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

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Posted on May 26, 2008

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SOURCE: Door handle broke off

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) here that demonstrates how it's done.

You can get Samsung parts here.

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Posted on Jul 23, 2008

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SOURCE: Stainless Steel oven door dent fix

The best repair is to take apart the door panels, bang the dent pout from the other side, then sand and polish it smooth.

Otherwise, there may be some dent filler you can use, then sand and smooth it.

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) here that demonstrates how it's done.

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Posted on Aug 24, 2008

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SOURCE: GE Profile Spacemaker XL1800 Microwave Model # JVM1870SF001

(I also replied via e-mail)

Sorry, but the subject lines get cut off after so many characters.

Thanks for replying.

Part # DE63-00204A looks like a valid Samsung part number but it doesn't show up anywhere, so it's likely a proprietary part made only for GE and not available separately.

You can see a helpful exploded view of this model here.

Then you can go here and enter your model number and come up with the parts list. This site has much better prices than GE.

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.

Chances are you will end up having to but more than you want to, but not the whole door.

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

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Posted on Sep 10, 2008

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SOURCE: Paint off inside top of microwave exposing metal. Safe to use?

It would be dangerous to do so. Any exposed metal inside a microwave is source for sparks and is extremely hazardous. I would recommend getting the paint job done up, or even better, buy a newer model.

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

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