Cracked front panel and door handle

ApplianceKenmore Microwave


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

James From Cloverdale, CA

Jul 24, 2010

18 out of 25 people found this instruction helpful

Used flathead screwdriver around the interior edges of the front panel to pry off the front panel. The handle comes with it and along with a glass panel inside. Pry off that glass panel and transer it to the new front panel and pop it back in. I removed the two screws from the cracked handle and used them to install the handle to the new front panel. But, before this I added a couple of plastic washers to hopefully distribute the load better against the front panel and maybe prolong the life of the repair. I cleaned the interior glass, since that's hopefully the last we'll ever see of it. Take the whole assy and just snap it back in place on the door. This $100 in parts probably saved me $600-700 for a new microwave / over-oven install charge.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Handle

Part Number: PS390101

On Order

Exterior Door Panel

Part Number: PS392263

In Stock