Removing old door panel and installing new one

ApplianceKitchenAid Microwave


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

William From Boulder, CO

Jan 08, 2014

Remove the old door panel by first removing the three screws on the right-hand-side (rhs) of the door.Then pry the old door panel off by using a flat-blade screwdriver. Begin at the rhs near the door handle. The door panel is attached by being pressed into plastic fingers. Once the door panel is loosened from the plastic clips, you should find that it hinges out from the hinge side of the door. If you are just replacing the door panel you will need to remove the plastic retainer and glass plate in the old door panel. These also are retained by plastic clips. You then need to remove the door handle from the old panel since you will attach this to the new door panel. I suggest putting a reasonably large washer on each of the two screws that hold the handle since it is the stress caused by these two screws that caused your old door panel to crack. The washers distribute the stress on the door over a larger larger area. Snap the glass plate from the old panel into the clips on the new door panel. Secure the glass plate with the plastic retainer than you removed from the old door panel. Begin installing the new door panel complete with the glass plate and plastic retainer by first placing it over the hinge side end of the door. The plastic tabs in the door panel should fit into recesses on the lhs of the microwave. Then gently begin pressing the new door panel into the plastic clips on the microwave frame. Work from the hinge side to the door handle side. Congratulations - you have just saved yourself $300+ on the purchase of a new microwave oven!

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Panel

Part Number: PS650666

In Stock