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HOw do you gain access to the screws that attach the door handle to replace it? I have the replacement handle.

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Here is an exploded diagram of the oven door:
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5155506&diagram_id=1257832#d1257832
I've never done this, but the diagrams might help.

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