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GE JTP86W microwave oven - made in 2003. Plastic outer part of door (the part that frames the glass) is cracked in two places. Is it possible to fix this without having to replace the entire door? Is there any safety concern? Thanks!

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  • sallytay64 May 22, 2011

    Hi taran_2005 - thank you, but it's not the door plunger (latch release). It's actually the plastic frame on the door itself - it is a frame around the glass, and it's about 1.5 inches wide on the top and bottom, and about 1/2 an inch on the right and left. On the right side of the front of the door, (the side near the control panel), the plastic has cracked on the top and bottom corners, leaving the frame a bit loose (see image below). Is it possible to fix this without having to replace the whole door unit? Or just the plastic portion? I did a quick check online for replacement parts and the door itself is over $200. Thanks-

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Here's a DIAGRAM of your door and the parts list for what you can replace.

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Hi,

If i understood you, you are talking about plunger for the door release.It is made of plastic.When it gets bent, it tends to break and you need to replace it.You can do this by removing the ovens outer cover..Then access the latch from the side behind the control panel...Or you can remove the control panel from the front to access...Just be careful as microwaves store a extreme amount of voltage even when not plugged in.


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Mmi have a ge advantiun x20 model SCA1001FSS01 THE HNDLE IS BROKEN OFF HOW DO i REPLACE THIS pafife@yahoo.com


HELLO.

THE SOLUTION ON HOW TO REPLACE THE BROKEN HANDLE

THINGS NEEDED.

Phillips screwdriver.
Thin, flat-head screwdriver.
Putty knife.
Replacement microwave door handle.

1 Examine the inside of the door. The handles of some early GE Spacemaker microwave models were attached after the two inner door panels were assembled to the outer door. If you see two recessed screws opposite the handle attaching points, undo them with a Phillips screwdriver and remove the handle. If not, go to the next step.

2 Insert the blade of a thin, flat-head screwdriver into the top, outer corner of the door, between the plastic inner frame and the outer door. Gently pry the inner frame out and slip a putty knife into the exposed opening on top of the door. Slide the putty knife toward the hinges to free the top of the inner frame; repeat on the front and bottom edges of the door and lift the inner frame out to expose a second metal inner frame.

3 Insert a thin, flat-head screwdriver into each of the small square openings on the top and bottom of the inner metal frame, starting at the handle end of the door. Undo the attaching clips by gently levering the inner door away, using the rim of the outer door as a fulcrum. Move the inner door away from the outer door on its hinges.

4 Remove the glass from the outer door. Undo the two screws holding the handle to the outer door with a Phillips screwdriver. Screw the replacement handle onto the door and tighten securely.

5 Replace the glass panel and reassemble the door by snapping the two inner frames back in place.

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The door can be easily removed by opening it all the way and lifting straight up at the hinges. The door will come off the hinge pins and can be laid on a flat surface for easier access. Place a layer of towels under the door to prevent damage to the door.

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