Outer frame had a crack and needed to be replaced

ApplianceGeneral Electric Microwave


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Luis From Fort Worth, TX

Aug 10, 2011

25 out of 28 people found this instruction helpful

Had to discover how to do this the hard way, but the 1st thing you need is a blow-up diagram of the door which you can download from GE's website.

Note that all the components in the door save for the 2 handle screws are snap-on.

You will need a screwdriver and a putty knife.

The door assembly is on a simple pivot hinge which you can lift and pull off the microwave, making it easier to work.

On the inside face of the door, locate strip where the outer edge meets the inner door. The plastic strip is about 2" wide and goes all the way around the door. Remove this strip using a putty knife working around it to gently pry it off. Push putty knife into space between plastic strip and outer door panel. This will give access to the 2 handle screws.

Unscrew the screws and remove handle.

Using putty knife and starting at the top edge of the door near the center, gently pry the outer frame from the latching tabs until the frame comes off.

Snap on new frame and working backwards, screw back the handle, then snap back the the plastic strip and rehang your door on the pivot hinge.

Remember the parts are plastic so don't over tighten the screws.
Also remember to clean the outer glass panel inside and outside before snapping on the outer frame or your fingerprints will be on your microwave.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Panel - Black (Now subbed to Exterior Door Frame - Black)

Part Number: PS1017375

In Stock