Screw stripped from oven door handle

ApplianceWhirlpool Range

ModelWFG231LVQ0

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Bryan From Florissant, MO

May 09, 2013

I had no idea I would have to replace the whole handle. Luckily it wasn't too expensive. First, however, I tried a few other remedies. I tried a larger screw--and the mounting base that the screw goes into broke. Then I thought maybe I could glue it...but I couldn't find a glue that could take the heat of the oven, so I broke down and ordered the part. It came quickly, like in 2 days. The only difficult part was removing the old handle from the front of the oven door. There were these ring-type washer-gripper things that held it in place. Not knowing any better, I used small needle-nose pliers and bent them up little by little to work the pieces off, and then I was able to re-use them. Maybe if I had ordered those as well, I could have just cut the old ones off? Regardless, it took time, but wasn't difficult. I do see this as a design flaw because I've NEVER had an oven door come apart before. I hope this new part lasts.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

HNDLE-DOOR

Part Number: PS2358157

$51.69
In Stock