39 of 53 people found this instruction helpful
Level of DifficultyVery Difficult
Time to do repair:More than 2 hours
CustomerRON from ANDERSON SC
Door handle broken
First I tried to remove the inside choke cover on the door. After breaking it in three pieces, I knew we were in trouble. Once that is removed, you have to remove the choke to get to the screws that hold the handle in place. Try to remove the choke without doing more damage appears to be impossible. A call to my local appliance repair center confirmed that replacing the handle is almost impossible to do without damaging the door. They do not even attempt to replace one. By the time you replace the handle, you will need a new door and then you realized you would had been better off the replace the oven. And that what we will do. A four year old over-the-range microwave and no door handle. It is a shame, but you hear the same stories from others. I am in the food business and my company uses commercial microwaves. We replace handles on these units with no problems, so I assumed I would do the same for my home unit.
As my local service center replied, "those doors were never intended to come apart." And I agree, and certainly not in one piece. Anyone need a handle for a Whirlpool m/w?
21 of 31 people found this instruction helpful
Level of DifficultyEasy
Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins
CustomerPhilip from Howell NJ
Handle and door frame cracked
took door panel off and than took handle off door pannel. took glass out of old door panel washed it and slid it in the door panel very gently until it snapped into place. then I lined up the door on the left side and snapped it in gently into place and put the 3 screws in and complete. about 15 minutes. I read that it was very difficult but that is not so.