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How to Replace Broken Handle

I'm trying to replace my handle and I'm having a problem trying to get access to the bottom screw which is covered by a metal panal.

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Re: How to Replace Broken Handle

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Page 28 & 29 of the service manual tell you how to remove the door and take it apart to replace the handle.

The service manual is here.

And you can watch a YouTube video (not a video I made) that demonstrates how it's done.

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