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I have a Kenmore microwave, model 721.62649200. The Handle to the door just broke off. I can find places online to buy a new handle, but I can't for the life of me figure out how to take the door...


I have a similar unit and I removed the outside of the door by loosening two flat head screws on the narrow where the handle is located. There are several screws yet holding the outside plastic housing too. Once these are removed the plastic door will come off. Then the handle will be accessible.
The same issue started with my oven too and I replaced the original handle with larger screws and using a high quality plastic glue.
This held for a while. The plastic door cover seemed to have changed dimensions during its life and warped. I ordered a new door and it lasted a short while. I then asked for a new door under warranty.
Bottom line they wouldn't sent a new cover but they returned my money. Apparently the doors all had crappy plastic issues. Currently we are using the microwave with out the door front. It still works like new after 10 years though.

Nov 12, 2012 | Kenmore 62622 Microwave Oven

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How to change a handle


The door has to be split to replace the handle. The problem is that the door and seal are treated to prevent radiation leakage from the oven. Threat the inside of the door with extreme care because microwave rays are harmful.

Mar 04, 2011 | Kenmore Microwave Ovens

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Door handle came off


To replace the handle the door needs to be split. Carefully remove the screws that hold it together and then prise the parts apart to gain access to the screws for the handle. Take care. The insides of the door are treated with anti radiation material and this should not be damaged. The door seal must also be treated with care for the same reason. You did not mention the model of your unit, so I take it that this is the correct procedure for your specific machine.

Feb 18, 2011 | Kenmore Microwave Ovens

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Loose handle.


To access the door screws on MOST microwave ovens, you need to remove the inner door panel that goes around the perimeter of the glass. The following link explains:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3696942-microwave_oven_door_handle_replacement


This can be peroformed with the door in place, or with the door removed. If you have any questions, please post back with your complete model number and let me know. I hope this helps you.

Feb 18, 2010 | Kenmore 62622 Microwave Oven

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How do I remove the handle on a Kenmore Smart Touch microwave?


get a butter knife and be very careful and pop the plastic ring off from the inner door and you will see the screw. if you break the plastic ring you need to replace it to help block RF

Feb 05, 2010 | Kenmore 63252 Microwave Oven

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I have a Kenmore model #721.89940490 The door handle broke off and need to replace it, I do not see any screws. how do I access the mounting screws.


You will probably need to take the MW down and remove the outer case to access the hinge for the door.

just received a new door assembly for my Kenmore microwave and spent about an hour searching for help with installation to no avail. , but managed to replace it by prying the small pin out with a flat head screwdriver and removing the door. I reused the pin (after straightening it), and it works great.

The door handle is secured with the two screws from inside of the door. In order to access them you have to remove the inner door frame. You can find how to remove it in the video clip from one of our previous posts.

Aug 03, 2009 | Kenmore 62702 Microwave Oven

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HOW DOES THE DOOR HANDLE ATTACH TO THE DOOR? THE OLD DOOR HANDLE IS OFF BUT THERE IS NO SCREWS OR WAY TO ATTACH THE NEW DOOR HANDLE.


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) that demonstrates how it's done.

In some cases, you remove one screw, then gently rotate the handle to unlock & detach it.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order any needed parts at the Sears parts site.

A full Sears/Kenmore model number has 3 digits, a dot, then 8 more digits, such as ###.########

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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Jun 15, 2009 | Kenmore Microwave Ovens

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How to change the handle


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.

May 14, 2009 | Kenmore 62702 Microwave Oven

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Kenmore mirowave # 72162643200 handle is broken


I have the exact same problem and the cost for a tech to replace the door is $80 less than buying a new one. They have to remove the unit from the cabinets and pull off the exterior box to unscrew the door hinge. Mine is only 3 years old. I also bought a new oven range. Never really use it. Decided it was time to use the self cleaning. It did not work. $280 to put a new board in. 4 months later I went to clean it and again it did not work. The f*^ing thing only cost $500. Decided Easy off will have to do. Kenmore s*&ks

As for the door... I very CAREFULLY used super glue/ gel and it did the job!

Mar 27, 2009 | Kenmore 62643 Microwave Oven

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