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Hello, Thank You for using FixYa. I will be helping you today.Its not easy and most people who try it for the first time break the door and need to buy a whole door.You need to use a putty knife and slide it into the door edge on the inside part of the door and pop the clips all the way around to seperate the door in two then you can change the handle.
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Unplug the microwave oven from its power outlet or turn off its circuit breaker. Remove the right fuse from the home fuse-box if your microwave is a built-in model.


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