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Old 01-01-2012, 01:14 PM
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Question Door Handle Replacement
Model Number: KHMS155LSS4   Brand: Kitchen Aid   Age: 1 - 5 years   

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I have previously replaced a microwave door handle on a GE model. Fairly easy. I reviewed more than one video demonstration - all were pretty much the same. However - replacing the handle on this Kitchen Aid unit - KHMS155LSS4 - is difficult. Although I have 'dis-engaged' all the clips aroungd the inner door panel, I cannot get it to come out. I am affraid if I apply too much 'prying' power something is going to break. This inner door seems to be unusually 'deep'. I cannot 'feel' the inner edge with any tool I have tried. What is the secret to this particular microwave door design? Why is the handle on many/most microwaves so poorly designed in the first place that they need to be replaced?


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