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Re: we burned perforated plastic inside window of door.
Explain this to me in more detail, write me at home firstname.lastname@example.org, this could be dangerous, I don't know what you mean you by burning anything, but if you burn't something, why, and will that happen again, and what is this perforated vinyl?
Is it the enclosure of the oven, see through the glass?
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That is normally caused by the clear plastic adhesive cover either having been removed or missing. It covers the perforated door inner and stops condensation and food particles from getting inside the door cavity where is cannot be cleaned.
Depending on the make and model of microwave it should be cleanable. If you have countersunk screws along the outer of the door edge, unscrew the screws and then the plastic from should pry off allowing access to clean the inside portion or let you remove even more screws allowing access to the inside. Some have a plastic bead on the inside of the door that covers up the screws. That is held on by long plastic clips, covering the screws that hold the front on. Hope that helps.
If you are referring to the disassembly and replacement of the door, just follow these steps: 1. Open the door all the way and lift straight up at the hinges. The door will lift off of the hinge pins. On some microwaves, you may have to remove the upper grill cover over the door (if equipped) to accommodate door removal. Place on a hard flat surface with some towels under it for padding. This protects the door facing from scatches.
NOTE: Some doors have a hinge pin that needs to be removed, or screws holding the door in place at the hinge.
2. On MOST microwave ovens, all you have to do is remove the inner door panel that goes around the perimeter of the glass. The panel is pressed in place and can be removed by using a small screwdriver or putty knife and carefully insert along the seam of the inner panel to release the clips that hold it in place so you can pry the plastic up. Work your way slowly around the perimeter of the glass to pop the panel loose. Use care not to pry against the glass. The glass is tempered and also has an RF shield that shields you from harmful RF radiation.
3. With the inner panel removed, locate the door handle screws and remove with a screwdriver.
4. The panel glass should be "sandwiched" in place (double layer on most ovens) and should either lift out, or have retaining clips holding in place. Remove and set aside.
5. The remaining piece(s) comprise the door frame. Replace as necessary.
REASSEMBLY: Re-insert the panel glass, followed by the inner door panel, gradually working your way around the perimeter of the door glass to ensure it snaps back into place and seats properly.
There are several parts sources available that you can use to purchase replacement parts:
The first three sites on the list also offer helpful exploded view parts listings to aid in parts identification and location. Just type in your model number and locate the parts listing for the door. If you have any questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this advice is helpful.
You will need to remove the door and take the door apart to clean between the glass. This process is not that difficult. Just follow these steps:
1. Open the door all the way and lift straight up at the hinges to remove from oven.
2. Place the door, face down on a soft surface to protect the door and glass. A layer of towels on a countertop or table is recommended.
3. Remove the inner door panel that goes around the perimeter of the glass. The panel is pressed in place and can be removed by using a small screwdriver or putty knife and carefully insert along the seam of the inner panel. Work your way slowly around the perimeter of the glass to release the clips that hold it in place so you can pry the plastic up and pop the panel loose. Use care not to pry against the glass.
4. With the inner panel removed, the glass should be easily accessible and can be carefully lifted out and cleaned. Clean with a good non-streaking glass cleaner.
Make sure you remember how the door is assembled as you take it apart. If you forget, the following webistes have illustrated parts listings to show how your door is assembled:
Have to replace the door. You probably removed the protective plastic cover inside the unit intended to keep material from passing through the screen into the area where the glass is located. That was my problem. I thought the plastic was shipping material. My Bad! No way to clean the glass from the inside because they "never imagined" someone would remove the plastic cover.
THE DOOR ON MY MAYTAG MICROWAVE OVEN HAS A SCREEN OVER IT. I HAVE SOME FOOD SPATTERS THAT PENETRATED THE SCREEN AND I CAN'T CLEAN THE GLASS THAT THE SCREEN PROTECTS. HOW CAN I REMOVE THIS SCREEN TO CLEAN THE GLASS?