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About Spacemaker microwave oven - the door handle has come

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About Spacemaker microwave oven - the door handle has come off at the top. Can the back of the door be taken off so the screw can be screwed in?
JA: What's the microwave's make and model? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: has 3 model numbers listed this is the first --model: JVM1540 bought April 2012 This is a GE Spacemaker Microwave Oven
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: If it as simple as taking the back of the door off - my son can help me do that. This looks like a very simple thing if we could just get to the screw.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: I don't know what else to tell you. The bottom screw is still in place and I can open the door but this may not last long if I can't fix the top screw.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 2 months ago.

So yes, the door does come apart but it's a bit tricky. The other problem is that the handle will usually need to be replaced because typically if the screw comes out of one of the handle ends, the plastic receptacle that the screw goes into on the handle has broken or stripped out. Either way, below is a video on how to take your microwave door apart. The video shows a Whirlpool microwave where I am taking the door apart, but the process is the exact same for your model. It will be more difficult than the video shows because this door has been taken apart a dozen times so it unclips easily.

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Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 2 months ago.

Hello again. I'm just following up because I haven't heard back from you and I see this question is still open and unrated. Is there anything else I can help you with?