micro wave door handle broken

ApplianceGeneral Electric Microwave

Modeljvm1490wd003

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Wrench set
Pliers
Screw drivers

paul g From westlake village ca., CA

Mar 11, 2011

6 out of 6 people found this instruction helpful

Actually, the procedure is very straight forward. Take off top facia vent, (this will give you better door revoval clearance. Two scews on top) Open door 90 Degrees and lift door straight up and off the stems.
The removal of the plastic shield on inside of door is easy, use caution not to break plastic tangs. The steel insert is a little tricky . There are small phillip head screws,(6) that need to come out after you again carefully remove the steel frame. There are a couple of ways to remove. I used wooden paint paddles to make opening large enough to release the plastic clips. Also once the clips are starting to spread, break off a piece of paddle to keep
a small distance open as you go down line.
The plastic latch pawl is very easy. Watch the position of spring attachment. Have fun, Use Diagram to orient your progress. Don't be dissappointed if you break a few plastic tangs. GE micro handles are notorious to break off.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Latch Assembly

Part Number: PS230891

$8.11
In Stock

Door Handle

Part Number: PS232149

$44.41
In Stock