Hi I have this model plmv169dcd and the handle fell off. I can't seem to figure out how to get it back on. The screws are inside the door. How do I get the door off and get the front panel of the door so I can get the screws out.
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I have a similar unit and I removed the outside of the door by loosening two flat head screws on the narrow where the handle is located. There are several screws yet holding the outside plastic housing too. Once these are removed the plastic door will come off. Then the handle will be accessible. The same issue started with my oven too and I replaced the original handle with larger screws and using a high quality plastic glue. This held for a while. The plastic door cover seemed to have changed dimensions during its life and warped. I ordered a new door and it lasted a short while. I then asked for a new door under warranty. Bottom line they wouldn't sent a new cover but they returned my money. Apparently the doors all had crappy plastic issues. Currently we are using the microwave with out the door front. It still works like new after 10 years though.
You most likely had a power surge and blew a fuse. First unplug the unit,then remove the top grill. There will either be one screw on top of the control pad or 2 on the left side. open the control panel and look for a fuse that has a ceramic center and replace it with a 20 amp one. You can find these at the hardware store
You can find an exploded view for model PLM168 (it's probably very similar) here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383
It looks like you'd have to gently pry out the choke cover (see attached photo) then you'll see the screws.
When you reinstall the door handle screws, add a bit of thread locker or nail polish to secure them.