The door handle end caps did not fit on to the handle far enough. this caused the screw hole spread to be too wide, Also the new end caps had two nipples outside the bolt holes that the original brackets did not have.

ApplianceGeneral Electric Range


Level of DifficultyDifficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Michael From South Bend, WA

Jun 02, 2013

The reason the brackets didn't go on to the handle far enough was there was a molding defect inside one of the brackets. After alot of scraping at the inside of the bracket and lightly tapping with a soft hammer I was able to get the defective bracket on so that the holes lined up to the mounting plate. As for the extra nipples I had two options. Either cut the nipples off or drill some holes in the metal plate that the brackets attach to. I chose the latter. I had to attach the brackets to the plate with extra long screws, reach in under the bracket with a scribe and mark the nipple location on the plate. Then I removed the handle and drilled two holes for each bracket. After some minor adjustments to the holes I was able to attach both brackets and reassemble the oven door.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Handle End Cap

Part Number: PS256613

In Stock