Remove/replace broken door handle.

ApplianceFrigidaire Microwave


Level of DifficultyDifficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Wrench set
Screw drivers
Socket set

Margret From Portland, ME

Dec 17, 2009

6 out of 10 people found this instruction helpful

Basically had to take the door apart from the inside on while still on it's hinges, at least the very back plastic part and the part of the metal part (I couldn't get it all the way off). It was a nightmare getting the screws out of what remained of the handle, as they were embedded in the plastic, and for the top one I basically chiseled away at the plastic so that only the screw remained (which I had stripped.) And my hands are raw from trying to access the upper screw behind the metal plate. Putting the handle on required a special L-shaped screwdriver, which I had to purchase. I tried in vain to screw in the bottom of the handle for about an hour, but the hole did not align properly with the handle, (which may have been the problem in the first place), so I gave up and superglued it. I only hope that I did not create leaks in the oven, given all my prying and whatnot, or that the superglue doesn't give off any toxins while cooking. Phew!

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Handle - Black (Now subbed to Door Handle with Screws - Black)

Part Number: PS2583001

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