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Broken handle the handle for my ge microwave broke off. How do you replace the handle? Im not sure how to acess the mounting screws

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Mine did this too. I fixed it by pulling the center front piece of plastic off the handle to reveal the screws. Problem was I found thet the failure occured in the plastic mount for the screw. I gorilla glued back in place and it has been good for several years now. Saddly the magnetron just failed.

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