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Samsung SMH7177STE/BE I have had a Samsung Microwave for about 1 1/2 years. The door obviously has been (for lack of another term) leaking---it has a smoked filled area and usually goes away or drys after a time. It is now staying that way. What can I do to clean it and then correct the problem? (Samsung SMH7177STE/BE) Also my Samsung Number is not listed below thanks,

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Is the hood vent exhaust fan running, and do you feel good air flow?

If not, please reply back.

If the oven is not venting properly, moisture can build up inside the cavity and door panels. This will cause a condensation or steam buildup that looks like smoke.

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.

As you're disassembling, be on the lookout for cracks. Once you clean it, if you've found any cracks, you can order Samsung parts here.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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