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HOW DO YOU REPLACE THE HANDLE

MY DOOR HANDLE BROKE AND I CAN'T GET ACCESS TO THE BOTTOM SCREW BECAUSE IT'S BEHIND A METAL PANEL

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  • geoggg Nov 22, 2007

    GE JVM 1490BD003 Advantium microwave door handle broke off. I got a replacement handle and tried to install. I removed inside trim piece. The screw for the top of handle is visible but the lower screw for the handle is hidden behind a metal plate. How do I get that plate off to gain access to the bottom screw

  • kringle Jun 01, 2008

    replace door handle

  • apezz Jun 30, 2008

    I can't seem to find the entire model number- and yes, my entire handle broke off too.

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You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

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