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The latch may be broken or defective and will have to be replaced.

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If your full model number (from the tag in or on the unit) is MMV5165BAs, then you'll have to replace the entire door.

If your model is one of these, the handle is available separately, with part numbers below:

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MMV5165BAS14 or MMV5165BAS15 stainless part number W10187840

MMV5165BAW15 or MMV5165BAW16 white part number W10189509

Normally you have to separate the door panels (as shown in the attached photo) and then you'll see the screws you need to remove.

Or you can watch a YouTube video (not a video I made) here that demonstrates how it's done.

You can find handy exploded views and order parts by model number here.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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