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The handle broke on a stainless steel whirlpool 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.

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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Use William Miller's diagram to remove door frame. Remove handle screws (broken plastic still attached?). Remove each handle fixture and drill new 3/32in holes in-line with previous. Buy #6 x 32 x 1in screws with lock washers and J-B Weld $6. Fill back of each handle fixture with weld and reattached them to the handle. Using new screws attach to door and wait 24 hrs. Reattach door frame and threaten kids if they break it again they pay for it.

Posted on Sep 14, 2009

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