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PartSelect Number PS391973
Manufacturer Part Number 8183948
Manufactured by Whirlpool

This white plastic vent grille mounts on the top of the microwave above the door, and covers components inside the microwave while allowing airflow through the slats. If the door on your microwave will not close properly, the vent grille could be at fault. If you notice that the vent grille is discolored, cracked, or broken, or if the mounting brackets on the grille are damaged or broken, you should replace the part. To replace the part, you will only need a Phillips head screw driver. Make sure this part is compatible with your microwave before ordering. This part does not include the screws used to mount it to your microwave.

This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Kenmore, Estate, Roper, Inglis.

This part works with the following products: Microwave.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Door not closing properly.

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Vent Grille

Part Number 392273

The vent grille mounts to the top of the microwave, above the door. If you notice that your vent grille is damaged, or your door is not closing properly, you may need to replace the vent grille. This vent grille is black in color and is made of plastic. This part is approximately 30 inches in length, by 3.5 inches in height. This part is sold individually and can be used on stainless models. Many of our customers have rated this repair as easy. To complete the repair, simply unscrew the damaged vent grille, and screw on the replacement part.

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Average Repair Rating: 4.8 / 5.0, 38 reviews What's this?
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472 of 474 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Vent Grille
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Michael from Myrtle Beach, SC

Vent grill was broken

I slid the new grill into position and secured it with the original two screws. Could not have been easier.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Louis J from Sandusky, OH

Grille was broke

just put the new one on

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Cheryl from Elgin, IL

Not too bad

Our Microwave Vent Grill was broken - and since I was ordering online, I figured I'd get the two filters as well. The Vent Grill was fairly easy to install. It was a little tricky getting it to fit in, but once in, it was just a matter of screwing in at the top.

The Filters were another matter. The FILTR-GRSE came out very easy, but what I didn't realize was when I ordered it, it only came in packs of 1. The Charcoal Air Filter came in packs of 2, so I assumed both did. Why, when you need two of each of these, do they sell one in single packages - and the other in packs of two? The Charcoal Air Filters were only replaceable by unscrewing the bottom of the microwave. The FILTR-GRSE were easy enough to just pop out.

Overall, not that bad of an install.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Roland from Plantation, FL

The top front grille screwed in tabs had cracked

The trick is to align the bottom and top tabs first. This take a little coaxing and patience, but once these snap in, the tabs with the threads line up perfectly.

TIP: Thread the screws into the metal tabs while supporting the tabs with your hand BEFORE installing the grille, back them out, and then install. The threads were a little tight, and putting a lot of pressure on them while the tabs are in the slots risks breaking them off.

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Parts Used:
  • Vent Grille
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Richard from Edmond, OK

Microwave vent cover was broken

Repair part delivered only a few days after purchasing on-line. The replacement part was the exact same as that on the original unit. Installation took about 1 minute involving 2 screws. Ordering was very easy.

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Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Frank from Templeton, CA

Broken vent grill and cracked door panel

Vent Grill - Remove 2 screws on top to the far left and far right and pull out the grill. When installing the new grill, insert the bottom 2 tabs in their slots and then firmly but gently push down on the top of the grill to snap it in place, being very careful not to break the plastic tabs on top. Reinsert the top screws.

Door Panel - Remove 3 screws on the outside edge of the door where the latch is. Snap off the door panel by pulling away the outer edges, being very careful that the glass pane which is only glued to the door panel does not come loose and fall out. Unscrew and remove the door handle. Remove the glass pane by scraping off the silicon glue. A razor is handy for removing any residue. Reattach the glass pane to the new door panel, making sure that the Whirlpool logo is facing the right way. You may need to slightly flex the plastic mounting tabs that hold the glass pane. Apply silicon glue to secure it in place. After the glue dries, screw on the door handle and snap the door panel on the door by gently flexing the outer edges and pushing it in place. Reinsert the 3 screws on the outside edge of the door.

General Comments - Both of these parts have flimsy plastic tabs to hold things in place and unfortunately, because they fit rather snugly, you need to apply just enough force to snap them in place without breaking them. Also, do not tighten any of the screws too much as this can break the plastic or cause stress fractures later. It's an easy installation but you just need to be careful not to break anything.

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Parts Used:
  • Vent Grille
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Edward from Lehighton, PA

Air vent grill was broke (cracked in several places)

Took apart old grill taking out 2 screws then put new grill in place and reinstalled screws and done.

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Parts Used:
  • Vent Grille
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Barbara from Carmel, IN

Broken microwave vent

The old vent slipped right off because the tabs holding the screws were broken. It took just a few minutes to screw in the new vent. Also, I want to add that I only ordered the part on Friday and it arrived Saturday morning. I wish all repairs were this simple!

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Pete from Saint Joseph, IL

Grill on microwave was not staying in place

Took off old grill and replaced with the new grill. This is very easy. I am pleased with the service from your company. Parts arrived very quickly.

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5 of 5 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Vent Grille
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: MICHELE from ROSEVILLE, CA

Needed to replace the front vent cover

I didn't have to remove the old cover since it cracked and fell off the microwave already. I simply snapped in the new vent cover, screwed in the 2 screws and I was done. Super easy.

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5 of 6 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Vent Grille
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Cynthia from Oceanside, CA

I broke the grill b/c I thought it snapped on and off, not.

I removed the two screws and took off the old grill. Snapped the new grill in place and replaced the screws. This model was not shown on the list but the part fit just fine. The part arrived in 2 days! I ordered the white one and at first didn't think it matched .. maybe my microwave was bisque or almond .. but after 15 minutes of scrubbing I realized it was white but just real dirty .. lol. Now the door opens without the grill falling off. Easy fix.

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4 of 6 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Vent Grille
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Eugene from Tampa, FL

Vent grille was broken

Removed the two screws hlolding the old vent in place. Discarded the old vent. Snapped the new vent in place and attached with the two screws previously removed.

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Parts Used:
  • Vent Grille
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Charles from Land o Lakes, FL

Broken microwave grill

Placed Grill and tightened screws. It was trivial and the part was perfect.

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Parts Used:
  • Vent Grille
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: David from Patterson, NY

Broken vent grille

Simply removed two screws to remove the old vent grille and replaced it with the new grille. I was also very pleased with the assistance I received from the service rep. I had ordered the wrong grille. I called the PartSelect help number and the rep walked me through the product return process, then found the correct part and ordered it. I had the replace 3 - 4 days later. The rep was very polite and patient during the whole process.

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Parts Used:
  • Vent Grille
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Linda from SAN ANTONIO, TX

Vent grill replacement

Unscrewed 4 different screws, replaced the vent & returned screws. Ack to original positions

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