Broken exterior door and handle

ApplianceKenmore Microwave


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Juanita From Menlo Park, CA

Nov 20, 2012

This repair was pretty simple. 1. I removed the three screws on the side of the door. 2. With the help of a flat head screwdriver, I pried off the exterior door panel. 3. I removed the glass from the broken panel by lightly tugging on one of the longer sides of the panel. The glass became free to easily pull out. 4. I washed the glass panel with lots of Dawn to get rid of all the grease buildup. 5. Using the same method for taking out the glass panel, I placed the clean glass into the new exterior panel. 6. I placed the handle under the door panel, and screwed it in. (If you are ordering new screws, make sure you order two, we bought 1 thinking we would get to, and fortunately we were able to salvage one of the old screws.) 7. Lastly, I snapped (with force) the door back onto the internal door panel and screwed the nails back in. Voila

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Handle

Part Number: PS373727

In Stock


Part Number: PS373770

In Stock

Exterior Door Panel

Part Number: PS585917

In Stock