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Sorry to read about your problem, I hope this helps you out.

this is the part number for your handle WB15X10120

you have to remove the whole door and disassemble the door the screws that hold the handle are on the inside.

Microwaves must be serviced by technicians due to the inherent dangers involved in repairing these appliances. Internal capacitors can retain a lethal electrical charge even though the unit is completely unplugged. A microwave radiation leakage test must be performed on the unit following any internal component repair.

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