Handle is broken on JVM1640AB004 Can I replace
The handle on a microwave oven door can easily be replaced. On MOST microwave ovens, you just have to remove the inner door panel that goes around the perimeter of the glass. This can be easily be accomplished by using a small screwdriver or putty knife and carefully insert along the seam of the inner panel and pry the plastic up. Work your way slowly around the perimeter of the glass to pop the panel loose. Use care not to pry against the glass. The glass is tempered and also has an RF shield that shields you from harmful RF radiation.
With the inner panel removed, the door handle screws are visibile and can easily be accessed with a screwdriver. Simply remove the broken handle and install the new one. Re-insert the inner door panel, gradually working your way around the perimeter of the door glass to ensure it snaps back into place and seats properly.
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, open it all the way and lift straight up at the hinges. The door will lift off of the hinge pins. On some microwaves, you may have to remove the upper grill cover over the door (if equipped) to accommodate door removal. Place on a hard flat surface with some towels under it for padding. This protects the door facing from scatches.
NOTE: Some doors have a hinge pin that needs to be removed, or screws holding the door in place at the hinge.
If you have not purchased a replacement handle yet, the part number is WB15X10024. It can be purchased at any of the foloowing websites:
All these sites offer great service and competitive prices, so shop and compare.
You can view an exploded view diagram of your microwave at any of the first three websites I listed for reference. Just type in your model number for your search criteria. If you have any questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.
Nov 30, 2009 |