door handle broken

ApplianceKitchenAid Microwave

Modelkhhhs179lss4

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

brian From tucson, AZ

Mar 11, 2012

The screws broke out of the handle. After replacing it with a new one I realized a cheep fix would have been to get longer screws because in the broken handle there was still plenty of thread left. I ordered a new one from Part Select and received it in four days. You first need to remove the black plastic choke around the inside of the door, I used a small flathead screwdriver then remove the two screws on the side of the door. Then with a flathead screwdriver unclip the metal frame from the door skin. Be careful though because at this point the panel can fall out the back. Then move the foam insulation and loosen the screws. Screw in the new handle and the rest snaps right back into place. I would not recomend hiring someone to do this. Its a 15 minute doit yourself project.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Handle

Part Number: PS885485

$55.43
In Stock