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How can i replace the front door panel that has cracked at handle . it is whirlpool microwave over range

The door panel has cracked. I need to replace the colored panel

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The parts are available from appliance parts houses. They do sell to the general public. I did one a few months ago. I think the outside door was around $30. It is not a difficult job. Just know that you have to take the entire door apart to do the job. 20-30 minutes.

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How can i replace the front door panel that has cracked at handle . it is whirlpool microwave above range style







I advice you to take it to a repair centre. There should not be a micro wave leak after replacement. leak is harmful !

Dec 10, 2014 | Whirlpool Microwave Ovens

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Need to replace door handle for Kitchenaid over-the-range microwave, Model: KHMS2050SSS - 0


You usually get better search results by leaving off any dashes or spaces in a model number.
Normally you have to separate the door panels (as shown in the photo) and then you'll see the previously hidden screw(s) 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 then have to gently rotate the handle to unlock it.

You can find helpful literature and exploded view diagrams with part numbers here and you can order parts from the Pros here.
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May 21, 2013 | Microwave Ovens

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Replace handle on whirpool microwave


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:


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


The average cost for a replacement handle usually runs about $20 - $40. Replacements may be purchased at the websites listed in the link I provided.


If you have not purchased a new handle yet, the part number is 4359474 (Black) and 4359473 (White) and costs about $30.


The door handle is a simple repair that can be done with the door in place, or with the door removed. You do not have to uninstall the oven if this is an over the range model.


NOTE: If you wish to remove the door, all you need to do on most models is open the door all the way and lift straight up at the hinges.


If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

Aug 12, 2010 | Whirlpool MH7135XE Microwave Oven

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There is a whirlpool Microwave (model:MH1150XMB4) in our apartment. Unfortunately, there is a crack in the door. Although the crack is only in the plastic frame of the door, the landlord asked us to...


Got the same problem. Still inquiring but I might have found a solution here : http://midwestapplianceparts.com/microwave-parts-537/whirlpool-microwave-parts-648/microwave-door-panel-663/whirlpool-microwave-door-panel-w-glass-4212.html
$79 for the panel only

Jul 01, 2010 | Whirlpool MH1150XMQ Microwave Oven

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The bottom portion of the handle just cracked. It's still attached at the top, but I want to replace it before that weakens too. Is it something I can do myself with limited "fix-it" skills? GE Profile -...


The door handle 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.

Replacement parts can be found at any of the following sites:

appliancepartspros.com
searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
repairclinic.com

I hope this helps you.

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Need help replacing handle on whirlpool microwave model MH1150XM


Remove two screws on top at front in order to remove plastic front vent grill. Then the door lifts off pin hinges. Lay door flat on surface. Plastic trim snaps off with gentle prying (start at bottom middle and bottom hinge side). Then remove six screws holding notched metal section with door latch. This piece will also snap out (several visible clips holding it around edges). Then remove door handle screws, Replace handle and reverse process to put back together.

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How to replace cracked plastic door frame on Whirlpool microwave?


Normally you have to separate the door panels (as shown in the attached photo) and then you'll see the previously hidden screw(s) 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 then have to gently rotate the handle to unlock it.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

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

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Jul 20, 2009 | Whirlpool GH5184XPQ Microwave Oven

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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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My over the range microwave door is cracking and the handle keeps coming out everytime you open the door. I need to know if it's worth fixing or should I go and spend another 500 dollars on a new one?


I'm sure buying a new handle an (as needed) outer door panel, etc., would be quite economical.

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.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

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

Nov 02, 2008 | Whirlpool Microwave Ovens

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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) here that demonstrates how it's done.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.

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

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