Door handle broken

ApplianceWhirlpool Microwave


Level of DifficultyVery Difficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years



Jul 26, 2009

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First I tried to remove the inside choke cover on the door. After breaking it in three pieces, I knew we were in trouble. Once that is removed, you have to remove the choke to get to the screws that hold the handle in place. Try to remove the choke without doing more damage appears to be impossible. A call to my local appliance repair center confirmed that replacing the handle is almost impossible to do without damaging the door. They do not even attempt to replace one. By the time you replace the handle, you will need a new door and then you realized you would had been better off the replace the oven. And that what we will do. A four year old over-the-range microwave and no door handle. It is a shame, but you hear the same stories from others. I am in the food business and my company uses commercial microwaves. We replace handles on these units with no problems, so I assumed I would do the same for my home unit.
As my local service center replied, "those doors were never intended to come apart." And I agree, and certainly not in one piece. Anyone need a handle for a Whirlpool m/w?

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Handle

Part Number: PS373727

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