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Microwave oven glass window on the door

The glass window on the door of the microwave oven has become unglued. We have to push it up to get it back to its original position. What can we do to fix this problem? Is it leaking anything? The inside of the door to the microwave is fine. Thanks, michelle

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  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    we have a roper by whirlpool and have exactly the same problem, ours is the outside glass has slipped down, my husband says it is safe to use. I am unsure?

  • deeinma Jan 17, 2009

    Same problem with our Kenmore microwave oven.. we have to push the door glass/plastic up all the time it slips down almost an inch - we are still using it but is it safe to use??

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    Condensation inside and between glass door

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Do not use - there is a possibility of microwave leakage.

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Door window replacement. can I replace the glass in the door of my microwave.


Good Afternoon Friend,

I understand that you want to replace the glass in the door of your Frigidaire microwave, model# FGMV174KFC. Yes, you can replace any glass in your microwave that you choose. However, for safety reasons, I do suggest contacting your local authorized technician for the replacement of the glass. They are trained on your particular, model and will be able to ensure that the door is put back together and installed correctly, alleviating any safety issues. Hope this is helpful.

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The seal on the microwave door glass is compromised and allowing moisture and perhaps the microwaves, to enter between the windows inner and outer.
There is a great potential for leakage here.
I would not continue to operate this oven until I have it fixed.

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I need to change the door on my Kenmore microwave oven


1.Unplug the microwave and set it on a table or workbench. If you have a built-in microwave, you may have to remove some mounting screws or retention clips to get the microwave out of the support bracket. Open the door and take out the glass tray.

2.Pry off a corner of the plastic panel on the inside of the door with a screwdriver or butter knife. Once it is loose, work the screwdriver or knife all the way around the glass and remove the panel.

3.Ask someone to hold the microwave door as you disconnect it from the hinges. Depending on the design of your microwave door, you may have to remove a set of screws or slide a pin out of the hinge to release the door. Remove and discard the old door.

4.Have your assistant hold the replacement door up to the hinges. Attach the door to the hinges by reversing the previous step. Snap the plastic inner panel into place around the glass. Move the microwave back to its original location. Insert and tighten the necessary mounting screws if you are working on a built-in microwave. Set the glass tray back inside the microwave and close the door.

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Food won't heat up


Hello, I had the same problem, and just fixed mine. Start by turning on your microwave (on mine, the light turned on and timer worked, but the fan nor the plate turned)... push the door upward and see if the microwave turns on... (mine did). so far so good. open the door and take the upper hinge cap off with flat head screwdrive. take the door off and place a small washer on the bottom hinge, put the door back on. your microwave should be good now. essentially, the door just needs to be pushed up a bit so it will work.
good luck, hope that works for you...

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There are stains in between the glass on the door. How can I remove and clean this?


Hello :

Disassembling the door yourself will void the warranty and may require a service technician to repair any damage or put the door back together. It is recommended that a service technician complete this for you. It is not recommended that you disassemble the door yourself.

Things You Will Need:
Glass cleaner
Soft cloths
Glass stovetop cleaner
Steps to Remove the Glass:
Make an appointment with a service technician to remove the glass from the door.
Use glass cleaner to remove as much of the debris as possible.
For tougher stains and food debris, use a glass stovetop cleaner to aid with removal.
Once the stains and debris are removed, allow the service technician to reassemble the door.
 
Cleaning Through the Door Vents:

When the glass cannot be removed or is no longer covered by the warranty, there are other, more creative, ways that can be used to clean it.

Things You Will Need:
Long handled cleaner
Bottle brush
Yardstick/ruler wrapped in cloth
Bent hanger wrapped in cloth
Dryer vent brush
Glass cleaner
Soft cloths/towels/long socks
Duct tape (optional)
Steps to Clean Between the Glass:
Some Microwave ovens have small vents along the bottom or top of the door. These vents go in between the glass (and are likely part of the problem with other materials getting in there as well). By inserting a towel on a long-handled stick, you can gently clean between the glass without disassembling the door.First, find the vents on the door if you have them.
It may be easier to remove the door from the hinges and lay it flat on the floor. Many microwave oven doors simply lift right off of the hinges, others will require loosening a few screws first. Replacing the door should be easy to do at the end of the cleaning and will not void the warranty.
Start by choosing a long-handled cleaning tool. There are a variety of options available, so be creative.
Secure a towel or soft cloth (long socks work well) to the handle with duct tape or other strong tape. Make sure it’s well fastened so it doesn’t come off and become stuck in the door.
Moisten the towel or soft cloth with the window cleaner or other cleaning product.
Insert the cleaning tool through the vents.
Move the cloth back and forth to remove the debris from between the glass.
Remove the cloth.
Repeat with a clean cloth until all of the debris is gone.
Replace the door on the oven and enjoy the clear, clean view.

WARNING : A microwave oven is capable of giving you a serious electrical shock, even when it is unplugged. I strongly recommend you seek the assistance of an appliance repair technician when conducting any microwave oven repair .

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Broken microwave door glass


Be very careful with microwaves. I would not work on it myself. Technicians actually have a meter to measure for leaks after they put it back together. I would be surprised if you could get parts for it anyway. You risk life and limb if you get it wrong.

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The handle on my maytag microwave oven broke off at the bottom. How do I replace ? Model MMV5165BA


The door handle can easily be replaced without the assistance of a repairman. This is a common problem with some microwave oven doors.

This is not difficult. To access the door handle mounting screws on MOST microwave ovens, you have to remove the inner door panel that goes around the perimeter of the glass. You can use a small screwdriver to carefully pry the plastic up and work your way slowly around the perimiter of the glass. Most microwave ovens also have grooves in the panel that you can insert the screwdriver into. Use care not to pry against the glass. The glass is tempered and also has an RF shield that prevents harmful microwaves from potentially harming the consumer. If you break the glass, you will need to purchase a new door.

The door handle screws are located behind the inner panel. Simply remove the broken handle and install the new one. Re-insert the inner door panel carefully and gradually work your way around the perimeter of the door glass and make sure it snaps back into place.

Replacement parts can be found at any of the following sites:

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I hope this helps you.

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Condensation inbetween glass door on GE Spacemaker


Your glass seal has failed and I doubt it makes sense to replace the door. Yes, it can be dangerous as the moisture becomes worse you risk the chance the glass could over-heat and blow out. Sounds like you need to replace it, sorry!

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Door handle broken away from microwave unit.


The door handle can easily be replaced. This is a common problem with microwave oven doors. You would think the manufacturer's would make them a bit more durable.

This is a very simple repair. To access the door handle mounting screws on MOST microwave ovens, you have to remove the inner door panel that goes around the perimeter of the glass. You can use a small screwdriver to carefully pry the plastic up and work your way slowly around the perimiter of the glass. Most microwave ovens also have grooves in the panel that you can insert the screwdriver into. Use care not to pry against the glass. The glass is tempered and also has an RF shield that prevents harmful microwaves from potentially harming the consumer. If you break the glass, you will need to purchase a new door.

The door handle screws are located behind the inner panel. Simply remove the broken handle and install the new one. Re-insert the inner door panel carefully and gradually work your way around the perimeter of the door glass and make sure it snaps back into place.

If you have questions about this repair, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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First: do not use this unit with the glass improperly installed. Often, these installations use double sided foam tape, available at any hardware store. Carefully remove the screws in the door being careful to catch the glass. Clean the area where the tape will go with glass cleaner or alcohol. Allow to dry and buff to remove oil and grease. Install the tape and glass. Reassemble.

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