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Kenmore microwave oven handle came off

My kenmore microwave handle came off. i am not sure how to repair it. do i have to buy a whole new panel to fix it. i was told crazy glue won't work. please advise. output 850, input120. the number where the handle came off of is: 3650W2A012. thank you so much. Megan

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You will need a new handle, and you can probably find an exploded view by entering your FULL model number here: http://www3.sears.com (the 3 is correct)

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.

We do not recommend removing the door unless it's absolutely necessary.

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