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Outside panel cracked

How do you change the front panel of the microwave where the door handle is
I already have the plastic piece

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  • afox7 Feb 16, 2009

    Is it hard to do ????

    will it be easy to pry that up ?

    Al

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Around the inside door there should be a plastic piece of trim right around the window. Take a flat screwdriver and pry it up all the way around. They do break kind of easy but it is a snap fit. Once thats off you can see the rest of the screws and snaps.

Posted on Feb 15, 2009

  • Scott Wiuff
    Scott Wiuff Feb 16, 2009

    Once you have the first or any part of it lifted, (inside door glass
    square molding) you can see and slowly keep snapping it off. It's
    probably easiest to start on the bottom or top middle of the rectangle
    piece since it'll bend easier cuz it's long. Even if you crack it,
    it's not going to leak any microwaves out or anything. It's on the
    inside and once you get it all snapped back together, you wont notice
    it anyway. Bring up the model number on

    http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdir...

    and it'll show you the door in detail.


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