I have a Sear's Model 665.61683101. ver since I bought the oven back in 2002, the door handle has cracked and broken off, the plasic trim around the door, and the plastic air difuser located just above the door has cracked and come loose.
Has Sear's recalled this microwave or has anyone else experienced problems similar to mine?
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Re: Sear's microwave falling apart
If this is and Over the Range micro, the exhaust fan needs to run ANYTIME the cooktop is on. They make things for quantity and not quality, so the plastic has little tolerance for heat. Running the fan, diminishes heat off the front of the unit. Also, the micro MUST be at leat 24" off the cooktop.
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The door handle can easily be replaced on most microwave ovens by removing the inner door panel that goes around the perimeter of the glass. The following link explains how to access and replace the door handle:
The door handle can easily be replaced on most microwave ovens. You just have to remove the inner door panel that goes around the perimeter of the glass. The following link explains how to access and/or replace the door handle:
The cost usually averages about $20 - $40. Replacements may be purchased at the websites listed in the link I provided. However, price and configuration of your oven also depends upon the MODEL NUMBER. If the model number is correct, the part number for a replacement door handle is WB15X10023.
If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.
If the model number is correct, and you haven't purchased a replacement handle yet, the part numbers are WB15X10119 and WB15X10120. There are two pieces with the door handle on this model oven. Replacements may be purchased at the websites listed in the link I provided.
If you have any questions, or if your model number is different than the one listed, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.
To access the door handle mounting screws, you have to remove the inner door panel that goes around the perimeter of the glass. You can use a small screwdriver to simply pry the plastic up and work your way gradually around the perimiter of the glass. Most microwave ovens have grooves in the panel that you can insert the screwdriver into. Use care not to pry against the glass. The glass is tempered and also has an RF shield that prevents harmful microwaves from potentially harming the consumer. If you break the glass, you will need to purchase a new door.
The door handle screws are located behind the inner panel. Simply remove the broken handle and install the new one. Re-insert the inner door panel carefully and gradually work your way around the perimeter of the door glass and make sure it snaps back into place.
If you have questions, please let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.
You have to take the trim off the in side of the door around the glass. Be careful, because the glass could fall out. You should be able to open it with a regular flathead screw driver. There is probably 4 screws holding the handle on. I am pretty sure the only way to get the part is through whirlpool.
gently pry the plastic from the inside working from the hinges to the corner. you will need to put something in place of the screwdriver when you pull it out to go to the next pry position (about every 2 inches. i use apex bits. you can use anything about the diameter of a cigarette. then the screws for the handle will be exposed . it all snaps back together.