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Damaged inner seal tape on whirlpool microwave door window

How do I remove/replace the inner seal tape on my whirlpool microwave model mh6140xkq1 inner door window?

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  • jomitchell Dec 15, 2008

    Thank you, but my question is this: Does the old damaged seal tape just peel off. Is this seal tape just a thin piece of plastic?

  • kiwibird2009 Mar 27, 2009

    where are the pictures? I could not separate the panel. Please help! Thanks.

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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.

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

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Posted on Dec 08, 2008

  • William Miller
    William Miller Dec 15, 2008

    Sometimes it's thin clear tape, sometimes (especially in the case of seal tape) it will be a little thicker and like foam tape.

    If it won't peel off easily, heat it up with a hair dryer, being careful not to get the dryer too close to the plastic because it may melt.

    You may also use a solvent like WD-40, penetrating oil, or even cooking oil to help loosen the adhesive.

    Just be sure not to get it in visible areas.

    Instead of spraying the solvent on the parts, spray it on a soft cloth and dab it onto the parts and let it set a few minutes.

    Then when the tape is off, use a 50% or 70% isopropyl alcohol to make sure the parts are squeaky clean and dry.

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It is called Seal Tape and you can order new ones online at partselect.com

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

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1. Open the door.

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5. Remove the 16 screws holding the inner glass with a special star type screwdriver bit no T30.

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