Door handle snapped off where screws attach

ApplianceMaytag Microwave

Model

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Dan From Riverview, FL

Mar 04, 2009

1 out of 1 people found this instruction helpful

I pondered getting both the inside and outside parts but went with the outside only. Prying the gasket loose went very easily, and removing the latches went easy too (to expose the bottom screw. I found the inner handle base broken but glued it together, not worrying too much because the real attchment to the door is done with the outer handle screws. I can see why the handle broke in the first place because the screws went in with a lot of torque necessary. I suspect that this weakened the posts so I lubricated the screws and backed them in and out so as not to stress the posts. I think all that is necessary is the outer handle, if you want to save some money. Everything snapped back into place easily and it is done after listening to the wife complain for almost 6 months. Part Select is a great site for appliance repair.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Outer Door Handle of Two Piece Door Handle

Part Number: PS2052603

$49.36
In Stock