Broke microwave handle
Gopakumar G. • Orangevale, CA • November 24, 2014
Appliance: Model GH5184XPS-7
My Repair & Advice
I started by watching the video posted by couple of people on youtube on how to replace a microwave handle. After taking out the liner, I hit a roadblock with unscrewing the handle screw. The grip on the front side had basically melted causing it to be loose, so the screw and the plastic part would rotate together. After trying several things, I gave up and took it to Ace hardware to find an extractor of some sort. Luckily, the guys there used several tools and managed to get the screw out. Once I got it out, I was able to put everything back together with the new handle I got from appliancepros pretty fast. I did break a couple of those flimsy plastic latches on the inside of the door trying to pry the plastic liner out. So please be very careful with that.