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I can't remove the door handle.

I have a replacement door handle for the Amana Microwave oven model ACO1860AS but can't remove the old one. I have removed the inside trim of the door and removed the handle screws but it won't come off. Please help.

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  • Troy67 Jan 13, 2008

    Solved...After reading other similar posts I came across a diagram on removing the choke cover from the door frame and was able to replace the door handle. Thanks!

  • Troy67 Jan 13, 2008




    This is the diagram that helped me solve the issue.

  • Chad Eckes Jan 05, 2014

    You have to pull the handle REALLY hard to pop it out. As this and other fix-it websites will tell you, there are only two screws holding the handle to the door (one up, one down). I was afraid to pull harder, thinking I'd pull the door off the hinge or break the door. What I finally decided to do was get a vice grip to pull the handle off with, and that did the job. You do have to *pull hard*! At least I did, and from reading other posts on the internet, other people had this problem also and had to pull really hard. Good luck.

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    I cannot open the door on my Amana Microwave oven. When I push the door open button in the light comes on but door will not open. I reset the circuit breaker thinking that would help but it didn't. The control panel works but after selecting the program oven doesn't function after hitting the START button. Please help!

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I just replaced the door handle on my Amana Radar Range ACO 186OAS and I have some tips to pass along. Removing the door gasket is quite simple... however, finding the second screw (at top and bottom of handle ) is impossioble because it is not there even though the handle indicates there is a hole for two at top and bottom.. The handle will be a liittle difficult to remove due to grease accumulation, etc. If you decide to remove the door, remove the door trim and frame, (it just snaps out) remove the vent/filter held by two screws on top, lift up on hinge area, quite simple...however, removing the door is not a necessary task.

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1. Disconnect power to oven and remove oven door,
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You can find handy exploded views and order parts by model number here.

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