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Microwave door handle

I need to replace the handle on a Frigidaire FMV156DC microwave.  Does anyone know how to seperate the back of the door so I can screw the handle into the front.  Thanks!

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  • Anonymous Mar 11, 2008

    Yes, I'll have to replace mine too. New condo here, it lasted 6 months and just recently, the whole bottom section broke off. I wonder if it can't handle the heat from the oven below it... odd, since it's designed to be mounted over a stove, hence the built in light and exhaust!

  • Kymry Jul 26, 2008

    My handle broke off my Frigidaire microwave FMV156DB also! I have been trying to find a replacement on line but can't even find a place to order a new handle. Does anyone know where to order one? This microwave was only a year old when it broke off so maybe it is the heat from the stove that weakens it since others have the same problem? Help!!!

  • Anonymous Dec 08, 2008

    I have the same issue with mine. I hope I can find a handle to replace it.

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    ya there is a plastic gasket then there is the steel frame around it......when you remove the plastic it exposes the lower screw but the upper screw is left covered by a peice of metal

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2009

    Just wanted to say this was the perfect answer to my problem. The only issue I had was the cost from the manufacturer for the replacement part. It was over a hundred dollars for just a plastic handle.

  • zxatl2003
    zxatl2003 Nov 20, 2012

    I have had 4 microwaves and they have all been different models and makes..... It finally dawned on me it was the heat from the oven that stressed the plastic handle with a metal screw in it and made it NOT hold up. It is obviously a design error for something built to be put over heat like that.... I think the industry should pick up the tab. BAD DESIGN AND MANUFACTURERS DEFECT,``````

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    I need an Installation guide for replacing the door to my Microwave Oven

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    i need instructions on how to replace my microwave door handle on model mhe14xmq-0.

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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.

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

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