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Can't clean microwave oven door

MY WHIRLPOOL MICROWAVE IS DIRTY BETWEEN THE SCREEN MESH COVER AND THE GLASS ON THE DOOR. CANNOT CLEAN IT. WHIRLPOOL SAYS I HAVE TO CONTACT A SERVICE REPAIRMAN FOR THIS PROBLEM. THEY WILL NOT SELL ME A REPLACEMENT SCREEN MESH SO I CAN REMOVE THE OLD ONE TO CLEAN THE GLASS AND THEN REPLACE A NEW SCREEN. ANY SUGGESTIONS? I have the same problem with my model MH2175XSB0.

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  • dougpfeifer Dec 09, 2008

    I have the same problem. Anyone figure this out yet? Can the mesh be removed and put back after cleaning?

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You can change this part easily... if you want a fresh look, or using a degreaser that is available in home depot...
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