Replace a broken handle on a GE spacemaker MW

ApplianceGeneral Electric Microwave


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Thomas D From Andover, MN

Oct 02, 2012

I used a thin flat bar and a painters utility tool to pry the interior 1 1/2" plastic perimeter cover off. This is the most difficult phase of the project. The four corners have heavier duty clips that did not break off and easily were enough to hold the cover in place again after handle installation. Unfortunately the additional 10 to 12 smaller clips mostly broke. Still not a problem. Once this outer ring was off the upper handle screw was accessible, but to get to the lower screw I had to separate the outer door cover and a metal hinge mounted frame. There were (4) small phillips screws to remove and then again another clip removal to separate the last of the door components. FYI- this also required flat bar tools to lever the 6 or 8 heavier plastic clips that also hold the outer door cover and glass frame onto the metal door frame that is attached to the hinges. Once all apart the handle replaced simply and fit well. It went back very easily. Within 2 minutes I had it all back together and the outside wiped off of my fingerprints. The most difficult part was the first phase in trying to carefully remove the 1 1/2" interior plastic perimeter piece. 2nd most difficult was to the last prying required strong hands and might be better completed by (2) people. Other than that- it was a piece of cake.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Handle

Part Number: PS232148

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