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Broken handle how do you remove and replace the handle ? this is an FMV156DCC microwave.

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  • Idementis Feb 12, 2009

    I had the same thing happen. Purchased a new handle at

    https://store.appliancezone.com, cost $84.55 including shipping to Utah. Part #5304440323

    Removing the choke was easy just go slow with putty knife or screwdriver the screws are phillips head.

    As this microwave is built-in it was cheaper and less hassle than replacing the whole microwave.

  • Thomas Malailua
    Thomas Malailua May 11, 2010

    i am a repairman ,and this is how i would do it.i would go to the home and determine the the microwave needs a new handle.i would then order it and return.then looking at the new handle ,i would use it as a guide /or start of where i would go nexted in the handle replacement.

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Almost all microwave ovens manufacturers locate the handle mounting screws behind the inner black plastic frame known as the 'choke'. If done very carefully, the choke can be removed with a putty knife without breaking it. My suggestion would be to order a handle and a choke. HOWEVER ordering a complete door will be less aggravation and not a lot more money. The handle and choke will cost around $120.00 whereas a complete door goes for around $130.00. Check out www.searspartsdirect.com for more detail.

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