Originally posted by gordo@Oct 19 2004, 08:53 PM
There's a metal spring type circlip that holds the handle onto the capstan. You can usually slide it out with a thin screwdriver. After that the hadle will just pop off.
You may be able to see it just by pusing against the panel and looking between the panel and the edge of the plastic handle opposite to the way the crank points. Here's a not-so-good illustration -