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363.63674201 Kenmore Elite Microwave Oven Handles? OEM? same size parts?

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My Kenmore Elite microwave 363.63674201's door handle just broke again after my last attempt to JW Weld failed. Looking around I can't find the door handle manufactured or available anymore. Was wondering if I can use a generic door handle? At this point i don't care about looks. I just want a door handle. whats the best way to find something compatible?
 

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Was wondering if I can use a generic door handle?
Measure from the center of the screw holes and check the home centers

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here's the top handle layout
 

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it broke on the other end. the screw hole is shattered. I tried to JB Weld it but that's busted too now
 

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Drill a hole straight through the screw hole and out the front of the handle. Use a longer machine screw with a lock washer and nut
 

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i guess there's no generic handle i can use? that's not the prettiest look but i guess that can work
 

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thanks for that info. for the machine screw suggestion, is there a type of metal i should be looking for to use? always been told not to put metal in microwave
 

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also since i'm thinking about this further. can I slap another GE door on this? if so what type of doors should i look for?
 

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there is a metal screw that holds the handle (from the inside) currently. it's on the door but still inside the microwave. since i will likely need a longer one, wasn't sure if there's a type of material that thing is made out of currently
 

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just an update. I've decided to just JB Weld the whole bottom bracket and see how long that lasts. I'll rough up the inside a bit for jb weld to grip on to
 
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