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Door handle replacement

The door handle broke on my microwave. Got a new one, took the three screws off the side figuring I could just pop off the frame to get at the two screws that hold the handle on, can't get it seperated.

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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.

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

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