I have the above microwave and the "stainless" looking plastic handle has rubbed off and is now almost white.
I am looking for the replacement part but can't seem to find it.
But better yet, is there another model that has a real stainless handle that I could somehow adapt to fit mine?
The Kenmore Elite handle seems to have about the same measurements? Or maybe a newer model Kitchenaid? I feel another plastic one will just wear again in a year.
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The door handle can easily be replaced on most microwave ovens by removing the inner door panel that goes around the perimeter of the glass. The following link explains how to access and replace the door handle:
The door handle can easily be replaced on most microwave ovens by removing the inner door panel that goes around the perimeter of the glass. The following link explains how to access and/or replace the door handle:
The average cost for a replacement handle usually averages about $20 - $40. Replacements may be purchased at the websites listed in the link I provided. However, price and configuration of your oven also depends upon the MODEL NUMBER.
If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. If the model number you listed this quesiton under is correct, you can refer to pcappliancerepair.com for some excellent exploded view diagrams of your microwave that confirms how the door is assembled. The part numbers for a new handle (if you haven't purchased one yet) are:
8169737 - (White)
8169738 - (Black)
8169739 - (Biscuit)
8184264 - (Stainless)
Make sure you use the correct part number when ordering to ensure you get the correct color to match your appliance.
I hope this helps you.
Remov fan cover, bottom plate, you can either do it right and pull out the entire plastic baffle to reveal the hindge bolts or you can just jam something between just enough to get a long socket on a small socket wrench. You must replace the entire door. Trying to replace just handle is almost impossible.
You'll notice there are small clips holding the stainless outer door to the black metal inner door. Get a bunch of putty knives (butter knives work too) and work a knife into about every other clip. I did it on the bottom. Once you're sure all the bottom clips are free, and you've removed the three screws on the side of the door, you'll be able to gently pull the stainless outer door away from the black inner door and get to the handle screws.
I bent both doors in this process, and tore the black plastic liner into a few pieces while I was getting everything out, so I had to buy a new door ($200). Be careful.
gently pry the plastic from the inside working from the hinges to the corner. you will need to put something in place of the screwdriver when you pull it out to go to the next pry position (about every 2 inches. i use apex bits. you can use anything about the diameter of a cigarette. then the screws for the handle will be exposed . it all snaps back together.