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Cleaning Spatters have gotten onto the plastic covering on the window and i cannot see how to clean the window on the inside. any suggestions. with the door closed all you see are spatters.

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

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

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

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