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Microwave Handle Replacement mmv5156aas

I am trying to replace my microwave handle and am having trouble. I have removed the plastic ring around the first 2 screws, but I don't know how to remove the door to bet to the 2nd two screws. Any suggestions?
Thanks, Heidi

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  • susanbeeray Apr 17, 2009

    I have removed the door frame and the 2 screws that were attached to the handle. I am now supposed to remove the spring latch but I don't know what that is? I can guess it is the thing that slides up and down to latch the door but it isn't obvious how to remove it? sbee

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Normallyyou have to separate the door panels (as shown in the attached photo)and then you'll see the previously hidden screws you need to remove.

Or you can watch a YouTube video (not a video I made) that demonstrates how it's done.

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

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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