The handle broke off of the Microwave door.

ApplianceGeneral Electric Range


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Cary From North Richland Hills, TX

Aug 27, 2008

17 out of 18 people found this instruction helpful

First I removed two screws on the top front edge of the oven to remove the vent panel above the door. With the vent panel removed, the door lifts up off the hinges and can be removed. Next I had to take the black plastic trim from around the window on the inside. On the short sides, it had tabs that snap into the door and these could be pried out with a thin putty knife without damage, but on the long side near the center of the panel there is a row of thin 1/2" long tabs with hooks on the ends that snap into the door, even after I saw how these snapped in, it is still almost impossible to get them loose without breaking them, I ended up breaking most of them, but fortunately, the tabs on the short end hold the panel in place well even without the other tabs. I then removed 6 small screws holding the window assembly into the door, this is also held in by plastic tabs that have to be pried away to get the window assembly out of the door, I started on a corner prying away two sides at once and got it out without damage. Then it was a matter of removing the screws and the broken parts of the handle and screwing the new handle on, snapping the window assembly back into the door and installing the 6 screws and snapping the black trim back around the window. Reinstall the door and grill above the door and I was done.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Handle

Part Number: PS232149

In Stock