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Replacing handle on microwave

Top screw is not accessable as the others were.  How do I get the handle on and then how do you put the new one in place.

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  • scottoleary Nov 16, 2007

    The plastic screw housing cylinder on the bottom of the handle broke off so there is no screw housing on the door handle for the bottom screw attachment. I guess I will need a new plastic handle so I can attach it to the micro wave door . Is this the solution?

  • jfoitek123 Dec 17, 2007

    I have the complete door and looking for instructions on how to replace it.

    Do you use ther original hinge and take the door apart or vice versa. The door handle broke and they sent us a new replacement with no instructions.



    Thanks,

    James Foitek

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I've got a couple of extra doors for this microwave, let me know if your interested. [email protected]

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Strupes,  looks like the handle is going to screw in from the inside.  You will have to remove the choke cover.  The choke cover is on the inside of the door, about 1 to 1.5 inches wide that goes around the glass.  It will snap out using a small flat blade screw driver.  Once off you will see where the screws go to hold the handle on.   Catriver

Posted on Oct 30, 2007

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I have a GE SpacemakerXL model JVM1350BW. It does does heat uo. The interior light, surface light,fan,clock,timer all work normallly. When I hit start, the time starts going down but the ovn does not turn...


Sound like a magnetron go to bad; here are the steps we took to replace it

Warning: You are not an electrician or repairman, following steps are from my experience. You should be careful while handling capacitor and other parts.

Unplug Microwave at least few hours before
Remove Microwave from above oven range by somebody holding Microwave from ground unscrew the screws from cabinet
Remove top cover of Microwave
Make sure to keep screws correctly in a place you remember what goes where
Make sure capacitor is discharged, GE manual inside Microwave says capacitor will discharge within 30 seconds once it is off. As a precaution check the voltage in capacitor to make sure there is no electricity
Remove other panels around magnetron part
You need to remove lot of connecting wires, should be careful to note down what goes where
If possible take digital photos to refer back when you put everything back together
You may need to remove transformer to easily remove and replace Magnetron. If you can't remove Magnetron easily then remove bottom panel of the Microwave and remove transformer
Now it should be easy to remove magnetron
Replace new magnetron and screw it. We had to put one outside part from old magnetron to new one because new one was missing that. Check to make sure both old and new one are exactly the same
Make sure put all wires properly back
Now put transformer back and screw it
Put capacitor panel in place and screw it
This might be a good time to test the Microwave to make sure it works fine now
Now cover the top panels and start to screw everything
Once everything assembled put the Microwave back above range put screws from top


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Microwave Front and inside


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Magnetron and transformer


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Magnetron cover

Hope this helps (remember to rating this free answer).

Oct 10, 2011 | GE JVM1350BW/WW/AW/SY Microwave Oven

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Replacing a whirlpool microwave door handle! got the new handle..how do I open the door up to screw the new handle on?


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 perimiter of the glass to pop the panel loose. Use care not to pry against the glass. The glass is tempered and also has an RF shield that shields you from harmful RF radiation.

With the inner panel removed, the door handle screws are visibile and can easily be accessed with a screwdriver. Simply remove the broken handle and install the new one. Re-insert the inner door panel, gradually working your way around the perimeter of the door glass to ensure it snaps back into place and seats properly.

This repair can be done with the door in place, or you can remove it for easier access. If you decide the remove the door, open it all the way and lift straight up at the hinges. The door will lift off of the hinge pins. On some microwaves, you may have to remove the upper grill cover over the door (if equipped) to accommodate door removal. Place on a hard flat surface with some towels under it for padding. This protects the door facing from scatches.

NOTE: Some doors have a hinge pin that needs to be removed, or screws holding the door in place at the hinge.

You can view an exploded view diagram of your microwave at pcappliancerepair.com for reference. Just type in your model number and locate the parts listing for the door. If you have any questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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Handle broke off my GE Advantium 120 microwave door (model #SCA1000DCC03). I just ordered a replacement handle (PRT #WB15X10071) but I need instructions on how to replace it. The screws are hidden inside...


You are correct. The handle screws can be accessed by simply removing the interior facing of the door, and can easily be replaced without the assistance of a repairman. This is a common problem with some microwave oven doors.

To access the door handle mounting screws on MOST microwave ovens, you have to remove the inner door panel that goes around the perimeter of the glass. You can use a small screwdriver to carefully pry the plastic up and work your way slowly around the perimiter of the glass. Most microwave ovens also have grooves in the panel that you can insert the screwdriver into. Use care not to pry against the glass. The glass is tempered and also has an RF shield that prevents harmful microwaves from potentially harming the consumer. If you break the glass, you will need to purchase a new door.

The door handle screws are located behind the inner panel. Simply remove the broken handle and install the new one. Re-insert the inner door panel carefully and gradually work your way around the perimeter of the door glass and make sure it snaps back into place.

This repair can be done with the door in place, or you can remove it for easier access. If you decide the remove the door, simply open it all the way and lift straight up at the hinges. The door will lift off of the hinge pins. Place on a hard flat surface with some towels under it for padding. This protects the door facing from scatches.

If you have any questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

NOTE: You can view some excellent exploded view diagrams of your oven at pcappliancerepair.com as reference to see how the parts are assembled.

Sep 16, 2009 | GE Advantium 120 Convection/Microwave Oven

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Handle broke off on Samsung 7185STG. I ordered a new handle from Samsung parts and need instruction on how to replace.


remove the inner panel on the door itself and with the use of a Flathead screwdriver carefully pry off starting closest to the door hinge and careful not to break off the tabs push them down one by one until you free the top and remove all together now then 2 screws or nuts are accessible simply remove and replace .set the bottom of the trim panel in place then snap the upper portion back into place ..you are done

Sep 07, 2009 | Samsung Microwave Ovens

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Handle broken


You can order a new handle off of repairclinic.com. You can remove the handle by removing screws. Some screws are under plastic cap on handle, others, have to be accessed from inside door or door panel

Aug 26, 2009 | Microwave Ovens

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The handle broke on my microwave. How do I remove


The door handle can easily be replaced without the assistance of a repairman. This is a common problem with some microwave oven doors.

To access the door handle mounting screws on MOST microwave ovens, you have to remove the inner door panel that goes around the perimeter of the glass. You can use a small screwdriver to carefully pry the plastic up and work your way slowly around the perimiter of the glass. Most microwave ovens also have grooves in the panel that you can insert the screwdriver into. Use care not to pry against the glass. The glass is tempered and also has an RF shield that prevents harmful microwaves from potentially harming the consumer. If you break the glass, you will need to purchase a new door.

The door handle screws are located behind the inner panel. Simply remove the broken handle and install the new one. Re-insert the inner door panel carefully and gradually work your way around the perimeter of the door glass and make sure it snaps back into place.

This repair can be done with the door in place, or you can remove it for easier access. If you decide the remove the door, simply open it all the way and lift straight up at the hinges. The door will lift off of the hinge pins. Place on a hard flat surface with some towels under it for padding. This protects the door facing from scatches.

If you have any questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

Aug 19, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Handle broke and can't screw in the bottom screw of the new handle


bottom plate of the handle has a keyhole shape in the door-face of it
to go over a mushroom headed screw already secured in the door
tap the old broken handle down the door and it will pop off the screwhead
then
set the new handle sideways on the door, top end out into empty space, and pull it into place on the screw head,
rotate the handle top over the door and screw it into place, dont flex the handle much to twist it in place, they are brittle, and break

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How to replace handle on GE Advantium SCA1001DSS.

Remove two screws on top at front in order to remove plastic front vent grill. Then the door lifts off pin hinges. Lay door flat on surface. Plastic trim snaps off with gentle prying (start at bottom middle and bottom hinge side). Then remove six screws holding notched metal section with door latch. This piece will also snap out (several visible clips holding it around edges). Then remove door handle screws, Replace handle and reverse process to put back together.

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bogus...use a Torx driver to remove the door screws...careful of the glass. Replace the handle and reassemble. You may want to take digital pictures along the way. Parts available from ge or other online parts guys.

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pop the plastic off inside door you will see 2 screws that hold handle on or if your trying to get the door hinges off unscrew bottom panel to access bottom hinge screw and vent at top to access screws for top hinge

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