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The door handle came off my microwave - Samsung Microwave Ovens

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  • kwhudson Jun 11, 2008

    This microwave was only 3 weeks old. It was replacing a microwave (same model and brand) that blew the door open the second time it was used. They are replacing this model with another one. I have found out that mine is not the only one of this model that has had problems.

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You now have 2 options :-

#1 stick it back on.

#2 buy a replacement.

If any adhesive has failed, remove any that you can, then use a silicone based adhesive if the surface area is large, or an epoxy if the area is small.
If the plastic has snapped - use an adhesive designed for that type of plastic.
If neither works, use option #2.
If the moulding is integral to the door, you may need a new door for it, and that may be more expencive than a new M/C.

If you find this, and don't mind a quick fix, Buy a length of alloy designed for drawer handles, and cut a door-hight strip.
Stick this onto the opening edge of the door with a high modulus silicone. It can look quite neat on industrial type microwaves.

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Remove the choke cover with the knife blade, starting from the microwave door's top right corner. Pry out the bottom and top right sides, leaving the side which houses the door handle in place.


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http://specsserver.com/CACHE/FRJVHRUTDMYQ.PDF

Item 58 is the door handle

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This has to be one of the more expensive microwave door handles I have ever experienced.

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http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-number/5304440324/0022/628?pathTaken=partSearch&filterPart=&pop=flush

5304440323 Handle door black Price $98.97
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5304440325 Handle door bisque Price $88.80
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Just from looking at the diagrams in the first link, it appears item 56
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I looked up many sources for the handle assembly because I had a hard time believeing the handle was so expensive. Sears was by far the cheapest source.

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