Question about Maytag MER5775Q Electric Kitchen Range
I have an MER 5775QAW range with a broken door handle. From articles I have read this seems to be a common problem - the right hand side breaks and the handle swings down - cannot be fixed because it is plastic. I have the parts ($83....) worth but no instructions on how to replace it. I can't seem to get the door apart. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The above solution is fine, but you don't have to remove the door. Open the storage drawer for access to the trim screws (3) on the bottom of the door, remove the screws. Have a helper hold the glass along the bottom. Take the three screws on the top of the door trim out. Slide out the glass and put in a safe place. Remove the four screws that hold the handle brackets in place, remove the handle (or tighten if loose). Install the new handle (one screw on each side). Reinstall all parts in the reverse order of disassembly. The entire job took less than 30 minutes.
Posted on Oct 17, 2007
I just did this, and not counting the time I spent online looking up possible solutions or the time I spent cleaning the glass (Just how does the INSIDE of the glass get dirty?!), I think it took me about half hour.
I guess you could do this without removing the door, as in the "Best Solution," but I think, for me, it paid to remove the door first. I was able to do this without a second set of hands.
Removing the door is the hardest part to figure out! There is a little tab on each hinge. It functions as a release mechanism to allow the door to be lifted out. If the door has never been removed before, the tab may be right against the frame of the oven. Pry it away from the frame with a flat-head screwdriver. Once both tabs have been released, keep the door open just a couple of inches and lift it straight up. Then follow the directions for solution #2.
FYI, I found a handle on "PartSelect.com" for about $50, including S&H. I wonder, though, if it's as good as the original: the parts where the 2 screws go in are plastic, not reinforced. The original had metal reinforced holes to receive the screws. (And that's the one that broke off!)
Posted on Jul 15, 2009
I did solution 2 part from maytag was 53.00
Posted on Jan 20, 2010
Had a hard time, so I took some pictures. Here they are in case anyone else finds them useful.
I couldn't get the door off, please take a picture if you know how.
1- remove storage drawer
2- remove 5 screws on the bottom of the door that hold the glass in place (two on each side and one in the middle). The glass will drop down - if I had to do it over again I would pull the middle one last.
3- remove 9 screws holding the handle assembly (3 across the top, 1 each on the outside edges, and two on each side about where the handle connects, All but the top screws were completely hidden by the glass).
4- Once you have the handle assembly off it is a quick fix. Two simple screws. You just have to take off 14 screws to get to them.
Posted on Mar 03, 2012
I have the same problem of the door handle broke off and swong to the right. i just super glued the damn handle. Maytag is not all that i will avoid anything maytag.
Posted on Sep 28, 2009
I just replaced mine, you'll have to disassemble the entire door frame. 1. Remove the door. Open it to the first stop (broiler setting) and lift it out. 2. Lay it on a flat surface with front up and remove the bottom trim as well as the side trim. 3. Remove the glass. 4. Remove the top trim and the two brackets to which the door handle is attached. 5. Attach the new door handle to the top trim and the brackets. 6. Attach the top trim/brackets/door handle assembly to the door. (two screws for the brackets) 7. Attach the side trim pieces with the screw on the side only. 8. Slide in the glass and gently push it into place under the top trim. 9. Attach the bottom trim and the screws for the side trim pieces. 10. Set the door back onto the range. 11. Note to self - next time don't buy a Maytag. Hope this helps.
Posted on May 04, 2007
Can you just buy replacement screws instead of the whole handle?
Posted on Jan 12, 2019
So thankful for the helpful 'how to' instructions. I would have been lost without the help. I was ok until it came time to screw the bracket back into the door. 2 of the holes seemed to strip and the screws didn't want to tighten at all well. But, the other 2 connecting the bracket tightened well and all seems to be solid and secure. I still can't believe these handles didn't come with instructions on how to take off and reassemble. :(
Posted on Nov 02, 2015
My brother and I followed the suggestions above to repair our mother's oven handle. Step one is a little vague. We needed to release a latch before the door came out. We struggled for over an hour to get the door off. Once we got that done, the rest went fine. Maytag should take some responsibility for this issue. wisconsinbro&sis
Posted on Jul 03, 2007
Thank you all! With your help we were able to fix our oven handle.
Posted on Jul 06, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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