Door Plastic Handle broke off

ApplianceGeneral Electric Microwave


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Agustin From Dunnellon, FL

Nov 10, 2011

9 out of 10 people found this instruction helpful

The hardest part was locating the part. GE told me that I had to change the entire door because they don't sell just the handle. Cost to replace door unit $189.00 plus labor. I finally located just the handle on for a cost of $49.00 plus shipping. I ordered the part on a Monday and it was at my door on Tuesday. They ship out of Jacksonville, FL and I only live 2.5 hours away so it was quick for them to deliver. To re-install the handle I removed the four screws inside each corner of the inside door. Next I used the putty knife to loosen the inside black plastic cover around the door (place putty knife between the white outside plastic and inside black plastic.) Make sure you do not break the plastic retaining tabs around the black lining. Once this cover is loose bend it back carefully just enough to gain access to the screws that are left behind by the old handle. (SAVE THOSE SCREWS!! The new handle comes without screws and if you throw away the old ones it is extremely difficult to find the exact size. Place the new plastic handle outside the door and line up the holes with the screw mount. Screw the old screws back into the handle one at a time until they are tight and won't turn anymore. They are self tapping screws so they will feel tight as you screw them in but keep screwing until they stop. Now to replace the inner lining be sure you replace the rubber along the edge of the door first. Then carefully snap all the plastic holders back around the entire door. Replace the four screws on the inside of the door and Presto you are done.! Good Luck

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Handle

Part Number: PS752545

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