Handle and door frame were broken.

ApplianceGeneral Electric Microwave

ModelJVM231WL

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

James From Goldsboro, NC

Jan 21, 2008

143 out of 282 people found this instruction helpful

It took a while to figure out how to do it. There were no instructions with the parts. The handle was easy - remove two screws, remove old handle, then screw the new handle in place. The door frame was not too hard once I tried several things and finally figured out how to get the old one off. I printed out a parts diagram but it was little help. I had to carefully pry the old frame loose around the edges. There were several places that it was snapped into the door but you couldn't tell just by looking at it. As soon as it came loose the door glass fell out and I barely caught it before it hit the floor. Then I had to figure out how to line up the frame properly while holding the glass in it's proper position. It took several tries to get it right. Then I found that there was a cover piece for the bottom that I should have ordered but it wasn't clear from the parts diagram. I pried the one off the old door frame and used it but it's bent and needs to be replaced - it's not meant to be re-used. They should include the cover piece with the frame. And a set of installation instructions and/or diagram would have helped a lot.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Handle

Part Number: PS232252

$96.32
In Stock

DISCONTINUED

Part Number: PS251774

No Longer Available