Model #KHMS147HSS0 KITCHENAID Microwave/Hood Combo

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Q:

How do I replace the handle of a KitchenAid, KHMS147Hss-0

A:

Changing the door handle on the microwave is a great do it yourself project. Luckily this question was asked before. I placed the link down bellow where an expert provided general information on how to replace the handle. I also placed the Owner's Manual that you might not have handy.

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celene -
February 11, 2011
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Thank you for your question.

Replacing a door handle on most appliances is no big deal but a microwave is not the usual appliance and I suggest a technician replace the door handle.

Microwave doors come apart easier than they go back together. The door is a critical component that must be reassemble correctly and a radiation leak test should be preformed after any repair to the door.

The door has a "choke" than has to be removed with two putty knives. It is not uncommon for the choke to crack as it is removed. Thank you for your question.

Replacing a door handle on most appliances is no big deal but a microwave is not the usual appliance. Microwave doors come apart easier than they go back together. The door has a "choke" than has to be removed with two putty knives. It is not uncommon for the choke to crack as it is removed.

Replacing the door handle is a repair that should only be completed by a service technician. Disassembling the door would involve removing the microwave shielding components. A technician will need to remove these parts, replace the handle and then reassemble the door. A microwave radiation leakage test must be performed on the door using proper testing equipment before the microwave can be safely returned to service.

I recommend calling a service technician to install the door handle. You can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

Thank you for using Manage my life.

Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
February 13, 2011
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