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Microwave door handle replacement

How to remove door insert without breaking outer door exterior. i took a putty knife and worked around insert w/o success in removing glass. I removed screws on end of door next to broken handle. I can pry frame out from glass insert only on end of door where I removed screws.

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Normally you have to separate the door panels (as shown in the attached photo) and then you'll see any 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 find handy exploded views and order parts by model number here.

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Posted on Jan 17, 2013

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not the easiest thing in the world to do. From my notes, that requires actually removing that door. ughhh/

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You shoul take off the hole door, use something like a flat screw driver and wedge the plate off.
some of the mics got tamper holes where it hooks in.

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Posted on Sep 09, 2008

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Normally you have to separate the door panels (as shown in the attached photo) and then you'll see the previously hidden screw(s) you need to remove.

Or you can watch a YouTube video (not a video I made) that demonstrates how it's done.

In some cases, you then have to gently rotate the handle to unlock it.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

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Posted on Jul 20, 2009

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You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number from the tag on the oven here.

You have to remove the door handle screw(s) and the door handle, then look for subtle clips that may be holding the outer door screen in place.

Some models have two screws holding the door handle, but some have only one. In that case, remove the screw, then you either lift or rotate the handle to free it.

If you still need help, please write me at prototech@usa.net for the service manual link (no charge, no obligation).

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Posted on Sep 27, 2009

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You order parts and find helpful exploded view diagrams here.

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HELLO.

THE SOLUTION ON HOW TO REPLACE THE BROKEN HANDLE

THINGS NEEDED.

Phillips screwdriver.
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