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How do you replace a broken handle for a GE Spacemaker II microwave?

The handle broke off our microwave tonight and i can not figure out how to get bottom connection out of the door.

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  • johnp42k Mar 06, 2008

    My handle broke and I ordered a new handle. The top screw was easy to take out, but I can't access the lower screw. It appears to be in the door. How do you take apart the door to access the lower screw?

    GE says you have to have a repairman do it. Any help?

  • MartySal Mar 09, 2008

    I had the same thing happen. Right now we've glued the handle back on but we have to fix it permanently. Either a new handle or new door.

  • joeyi Mar 10, 2008

    after our internet research on this site and GE's my husband made his own  fix. For the age of the microwave it did not seem warranted to call in a repair man and that is what GE recommends. He used a product by 3M called 5200 (it's a marine product) to glue the handle back on and c-clamped it overnight.  

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    I need instructions on how to replace broken handle on microwave



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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.

On some models, the handle may rotate into and unlocked position then lift out.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here:

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