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How can I fix or replace the door handle of my microwave?

I have a GE Spacemaker XL Microwave oven Model JVM1340WW 002 mfg. Oct.1996. The lower part of the handle broke away from the screw that attaches it to the door of the microwave oven. I tried gluing it with "Goop" but that didn't last very long. The handle is still firmly attached by the upper screw, but I don't know how long that will work.

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I've been gluing and epoxying... I could've sworn I wrote this! lol So glad you asked and there was a good answer.

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Hi there!

I found a couple tutorials for similar microwaves, hopefully they at least give you an idea of how to start!

Here's a youtube video guide for handle replacement, and a blog guide showing handle replacement on a standard spacesaver. (Also here's the user manual that has some support phone numbers). Best of luck!

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The blog was super helpful! I didn't even think that handle was replaceable. Thank you so much for posting!!

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Thanks! With this information i was able to replace the door handle. Sounds like a common problem with the product but since it's 1996, and I've never had a problem, if the door handle is all that's broke, this is a good product. It's holding up great.

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Where did you find new door handle? what is P/N and post link if possible? I have model JVM1870SK03 . Can you post link to search manual and parts?

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Hi @chughtaimb ,

Here’s a link to the parts for your microwave. The handle is part #1.

The link was only to show you the part and what it may cost.

There are other suppliers online that may suit you better.

Just search for JVM1870SK03 parts to get results for suppliers.

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It is important to understand that the door plays a very important roll in keeping the microbe waves inside the unit. If the door doesn’t shut properly, it could leak out these harmful micro waves.

After any repairs to a door are made a Survey test needs to be made to test for any leakage. It can be done with a Survey meter or with a less expensive Survey test strips that can be purchased at some appliance parts stores or online.

Never continue to us a microwave with a damaged door or one that isn’t shutting properly. To do so is a safety hazard.

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