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I have a GE Profile Microwave and the handle is broken....

GE is telling me I have to buy a new door?? is this true? I see 2 screws holding the handle in the door

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    I have a GE JVM1190Wy with a broken door handle. I did find a replacement handle (49.00). Now I am having a problem getting to the interior screws. I saw something about prying off the cover. I started to try this but the cover started to crack....



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I have the same issue. The Handle broke off my GE Microwave Oven (Model JVM1190SY 001). GE does not sell the handle seperately from what I can tell. I just ordered a new door. It's rediculously expensive. I tried to replace the handle with a nice drawer pull but couldn't find a size pull to match and I broke the plastic cover trying to get access to the screws for the handle, which is why I decided to buy the new door. Hopefully installation is not that difficult. This oven was manufactured in 2001, seems the handles have a 7 year life span.

Posted on May 28, 2008

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After years of heavy use, I had to replace the door handle on our GE Spacemaker Microwave model # JVM231WV001 because it was loose as the bottom screw was stripped in the door from the door being pulled open so much. Through a Google search, I found that Sears PartsDirect (www.searspartsdirect.com) carried the replacement, which I purchased online for $38.84 in November 2011. When you open the door, it looks like there are 2 screws holding the inner panel on that you would have to remove to get to the door screws inside the door. WRONG! Those turned out to BE the door screws - they go all the way through the door and into the back of the handle. The new handle came with screws, so all I had to do was remove the 2 screws from the inside of the door behind the handle, and the handle came right off. New handle went on with the 2 new screws in about 10 seconds. Couldn't have been easier, and now the handle is strong and tight again.

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GE Profile Space Maker Oven
door sticks when opening, very difficult to open

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