The door handle tabs that were screwed into the door broken.

ApplianceGeneral Electric Microwave


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Lou From Monarch Beach, CA

Jul 18, 2012

I first removed the top vent cover by pushing upwards slowly as not to break the plastic tabs holding it it place. Then lifted the door off of the hinges. Laying the door flat, I then inserted small screwdrivers (eyeglass repair size) into the "Mask frame" to push the "J" tabs inward. Do slowly as they get brittle with age. Remove the 8 small screws holding the door assembly to the plastic frame. You'll see the 2 screws holding the handle in place. Remove them, install new handle, reverse process. About 35 minutes.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Handle

Part Number: PS232149

In Stock