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Microwave model MH1150XMS-0 I just bought a black handle for door. Cannot get outer door off to get to to screws to insatll handle

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  • Michael Brennan Mar 18, 2011

    Daniel I tried to do as the video demonstrated but could not get apart. Your video shows to
    what appears a shallow shell.. Mine is approx 3/4 in. I am afraid if i pry too hard I will
    break the plastic.

  • Michael Brennan Mar 18, 2011

    I tried to do as the video shows but I could not get shell off. In video the shell apears to be very thin.

    Mine is approx 3/4" in after prying I am afraid I will break plastic

  • Michael Brennan Mar 18, 2011

    Daniel I viewed the video and observed that the outer shell looked so easy and it looked like it was

    thin. Mine is approx 3/4"in and hard to pry off. afraid i might break the plastic.

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Hi

Please check this video for door handle replacement:


Hope this helps...please post back for further assistance.

Daniel

Posted on Mar 18, 2011

  • Daniel Scott
    Daniel Scott Mar 18, 2011

    Thats how its done however you can also check this diagram

  • Daniel Scott
    Daniel Scott Mar 18, 2011

    That's the way it is done however,
    please read this "To replace the door handle you
    need to access the door handle screws. On MOST microwave ovens, you just have
    to remove the inner door panel that goes around the perimeter of the glass.
    This can be easily be accomplished by using a small screwdriver or putty knife
    and carefully insert along the seam of the inner panel and pry the plastic up.
    Work your way slowly around the perimeter of the glass to pop the panel loose.
    Use care not to pry against the glass" (courtesy jsrock FixYa expert).
    Hope
    this helps...please post back for further assistance.


    Daniel

    That's the way it is done however, please read this "To replace the door handle you need to access the door handle screws. On MOST microwave ovens, you just have to remove the inner door panel that goes around the perimeter of the glass. This can be easily be accomplished by using a small screwdriver or putty knife and carefully insert along the seam of the inner panel and pry the plastic up. Work your way slowly around the perimeter of the glass to pop the panel loose. Use care not to pry against the glass" (courtesy jsrock FixYa expert). Hope this helps...please post back for further assistance.

    Daniel

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