Question about GE JVM1860 Microwave Oven
Door handle is broken. Need part and replacement instructions
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Normally you have to separate the door panels (as shown in the attached photo) and then you'll see the screws you need to remove.
On some models, the handle may rotate into and unlocked position then lift out.
You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383
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Posted on Mar 10, 2008
Apparently the part number for the black handle is WB15X10020 and the white one is WB15X335.
You can order either and find find helpful exploded view diagrams here.
Enter the part number to order the part, and enter your model number to find the exploded views.
Normally 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) here that demonstrates how it's done.
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Posted on Aug 18, 2008
There is a piece of trim on the inside of the door.
This trim is rectangular, about 1/2" wide, and goes around the outside of the glass. the trim has rounded corners. Take a knife and gently insert at a rounded corner, prying the trim out. Once you can put a finger behind the trim, you'll find it comes off easily, revealing the lower handle screw.
Posted on Aug 11, 2009
around the door you will see a plastic cover strip. gently pry it off and under there you will find the screws to open up the door and get to the door handle screws. you dont have to worry about breaching the seal.
Posted on Aug 13, 2009
You are correct. The handle screws can be accessed by simply removing the interior facing of the door, and can easily be replaced without the assistance of a repairman. This is a common problem with some microwave oven doors.
To access the door handle mounting screws on MOST microwave ovens, you have to remove the inner door panel that goes around the perimeter of the glass. You can use a small screwdriver to carefully pry the plastic up and work your way slowly around the perimiter of the glass. Most microwave ovens also 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.
This repair can be done with the door in place, or you can remove it for easier access. If you decide the remove the door, simply open it all the way and lift straight up at the hinges. The door will lift off of the hinge pins. Place on a hard flat surface with some towels under it for padding. This protects the door facing from scatches.
If you have any questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.
NOTE: You can view some excellent exploded view diagrams of your oven at pcappliancerepair.com as reference to see how the parts are assembled.
Posted on Sep 16, 2009
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