The handle on the upper oven broke off at both attachment points.

ApplianceMaytag Range

Modelmer6555aaq

Level of DifficultyDifficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers

Tom From Huntingtown, MD

Dec 13, 2008

25 out of 29 people found this instruction helpful

The repair process is not logical. It appears as if it were engineered for the average person to not be able to fix it. The advice from previous posters was invaluable.
Remove the door from the hinges. Then remove all the screws from the four outer panels. The glass window will fall out, be careful. It's OK, though, it probably needs cleaned like ours did. The new handle is now easily replaced. However, the replacement handle has cheap, plastic attachment points, vice the original's metal ones (which broke after a couple years.) As I was screwing in one of the new screws, I felt it already stripping...at least I now know how to replace the handle when it breaks again.

Partselect.com beat Maytag on the overall price. Maytag sold the handle cheaper but the screws were three time the cost and shipping was twice the cost. I bought the standard shipping (2-3 days) , but the part came the next day! Yea Partselect!!

This is what I learned: Partselect is great...Maytag makes junk.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

USE WPL 74006515 (Now subbed to Screw with Washer)

Part Number: PS2084181

$2.70
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USE WPL 74011778 (Now subbed to Door Handle)

Part Number: PS2089070

$52.32
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