Need to Replace Door Handle for KitchenAid Over Range Microwave Hood Combo KHMS147KSS
The handle broke off at top screw. I have a replacement handle but cannot figure out how to disassemble the door to install new handle. I have an exploded diagram but this doesn't help. Can you?
GE PROFILE MICROWAVE OVEN MODEL #SCA1001FSS
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The door handles on most appliances, like outside cars & truck handles, are secured with screws from inside the door.
You will need to take the door completely apart to tighten the screws. This may be a very hard job, as it needs to be reassembled as well. God bless your efforts.
You usually get better search results by leaving off any dashes or spaces in a model number. Normally you have to
separate the door panels (as shown in the photo)
and then you'll see the previously hidden screw(s) you need to remove. Or you can watch a YouTube video (not a video I
made) that demonstrates how it's done.
In some cases, you then
have to gently rotate the handle to unlock it.
You can find
helpful literature and exploded view diagrams with part numbers here and you can order parts from the Pros here.
Check out this door frame diagram,
specifically number 1805. It clips on to the door frame. Remove it
using a dull table knife or something similar (be careful not to
scratch or break anything). You will then have access to the bottom
Chances are the door panels separate as shown in the photo I have attached below.
Panel replacement can usually be done without removing the door from the microwave.
In cases where it is felt that door removal is necessary, I recommend detaching the door from the hinges.
I generally do not advise removing the hinges from the microwave.
Whenever the hinges are removed, great care must be taken to put them back in the very same position they were in.
Failure to do so can cause microwave leakage, which can cause risk of skin burns, fire, and disruption of nearby electronic devices.
You can find exploded view diagrams and order parts here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383
We have critical safety and disassembly info at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk