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Door handle How can I replace the door handle on my Whirlpool Microwave Oven the handle crack and broke at the bottom

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  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2009

    EXACTLY the same problem, the handle broke off the bottom screw. I bought a new handle on-line (arrived the next day)but then I couldn't figure out how to screw in that bottom screw. This really helped ! Thank you.

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2009

    Same problem except the YouTube that goes with this only shows how to take off the choke cover. Then you have to take the inner window with frame out of the door ... which means you first have to take the whole door off its hinges. Then the lower screw head is hidden under the foam insulation.
    When putting the whole thing back together make sure the upper hinge pin is locked in place with the thin aluminum slide, otherwise the top of the door will wobble 1/8-1/4" and not lock well enough to protect from microwaves.

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Normally you 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) here that demonstrates how it's done.

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

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.

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

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