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Replace door handle Whirlpool Microave. How to take door apart for this? Mod GH5175XPS0

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  • gordonwosak May 01, 2010

    No tabs on this door.

    There is a slot near each hinge. I pryed there and the plastic cover began to loosen. I worked it around / out with a putty knife (cracking it along the way) until I could peek behind it near the lower handle screw location. Screw still hidden behind more stuff inside. Hard to find a good exploded diagram . Have a poor quality one from www.partselect.com/WSchematics/Whirlpool/FGVYAO.gif.

    Door appears to be assembled by pressing / snapping pieces in place.

    I called Whirlpool, they said no service manuals available. Do you know of a good diagram with good parts illustrations? Sometimes that tells enough. Thanks Gordon Wosak

  • gordonwosak May 01, 2010

    No tabs this door.

    One slot near each hinge. Pryed that and then proceeded to work plastic cover out w putty knife. Naturally, cracked it in the process. Able to look in where lower door handle would be. It is hidden behind more stuff. Couldn't get any deeper without forces likely to break things up, so reassembled.

    Think maybe this door is made of one-time pressed in parts, seals, etc.

    Do you know of a real good quality diagram with good parts illustrations. Sometimes that tells enough.

    Example of design by amateurs. Most heavily worked part of door (beside hinges) is weak and hard to fix. Kids hate to ask old timers how to do things. Prefer to spend 40 years learning the hard way.

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Open the door, you will see metal tabs that hold the facing of the microwave door, use a flat-head screw-driver or putty knife to pry the tabs so the door piece comes off, then you will have access to the screws holding in the handle

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  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield May 01, 2010

    You can view all the diagrams for your microwave here:

    http://www.partselect.com/AdvancedModelS...




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