door handle broke off at the attachment points

ApplianceGeneral Electric Microwave


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Steve From Louisville, KY

Nov 12, 2013

This was actually easy, first you must remove the top vent piece found above the door, remove 2 screws and the vent pops off, next simply lift the door(straight up) and it should come off. Place the door on a table face down and pry off the plastic outer square using the putty knife, use care since its plastic there are tabs under that will break. Once off locate 6 screws holding the metal bracket that hold the glass in and remove, the bracket will now come out with a bit of prying, again be careful there are several tabs holding the bracket in. Be careful on tiping the door, the inner glass will drop. Once this is removed you have access to the 2 screws holding the old door handle in, in my case I had to hold the old handle with a plier to prevent the piece from turning while I took the screws out(save the screws), after you removed the old simply pop in the new handle using the old screws reattach and reverse the takedown and reattach the door. 15 minutes

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Handle

Part Number: PS232148

In Stock