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Broken handle the bottom of the handle broke, can the door come apart?

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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.

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Page 28 & 29 of the service manual tell you how to remove the door and take it apart to replace the handle.

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