Microwave door glass has slipped down into the frame
There is about an inch gap to the top, although the plastic on the inside is intact. I want to know if this is dangerous and leaking radiation to the outside, and if anyone can think of a solution short of calling a repairman which I cannot afford at this time.
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well im not a doctor , but I do know about metals a lot . rust is oxidized steel , that at least a good part of it is the mineral iron, now ive heard that your blood needs iron daily to keep healthy , its just I do not believe that the rust enhances the taste of your food
Take one fluorescent light-bulb -- not connected to anything -- and a darkened room. Start the microwave, and see if any emissions from it activate any of the fluorescent materials inside the light-bulb.
DO NOT use this microwave in the current condition it is in- please! Although microwaves do not emit ionizing radiation, it does emit non-ionizing radiation and electromagnetic fields- and there is a lot of research studies being done possibly linking microwave exposure to cancer.
If your microwave is in that bad a shape, bring it to an authorized microwave repair shop or junk it and buy a new one.
For replacement parts, repair videos, and manuals: http://www.lg.com/us/support/parts-accessories
It depends on how much the radiation is dissipated. Normally the grill on the door prevents and escape of radiation and so this cannot be a threat but a reading outside the door will be good to confirm and if so the door must be replaced.
2. Take out the 2 screws just behind the handle, on the inside of the door, the door should flop down at the handle end.
3. Hold the door handle and pull the door out. It is only housed in by a slip in hooks at the bottom end.
4. Once you remove the door you will see the inner metal mesh and the inner door behind it.
5. Remove the 16 screws holding the inner glass with a special star type screw driver bit no T30.
6. Once you done that the glass housing holding the inner glass can be carefully prised free and taken off the inner door assembley.
7. Once you done that remove and inner glass, and be carefull to leave the glass glass seal intact, clean around the frame housing and the seal then replace the new inner glass and reverse the process.
PS. Becareful of the inner door once you've removed the outer door, as the hinges holding the inner door tend to shut quickly as there is less weight on the hinges.
It will do the job if you follow these instructions.Good Luck. AL
1 Examine the inside of the door. The handles of some early GE Spacemaker microwave models were attached after the two inner door panels were assembled to the outer door. If you see two recessed screws opposite the handle attaching points, undo them with a Phillips screwdriver and remove the handle. If not, go to the next step.
2 Insert the blade of a thin, flat-head screwdriver into the top, outer corner of the door, between the plastic inner frame and the outer door. Gently pry the inner frame out and slip a putty knife into the exposed opening on top of the door. Slide the putty knife toward the hinges to free the top of the inner frame; repeat on the front and bottom edges of the door and lift the inner frame out to expose a second metal inner frame.
3 Insert a thin, flat-head screwdriver into each of the small square openings on the top and bottom of the inner metal frame, starting at the handle end of the door. Undo the attaching clips by gently levering the inner door away, using the rim of the outer door as a fulcrum. Move the inner door away from the outer door on its hinges.
4 Remove the glass from the outer door. Undo the two screws holding the handle to the outer door with a Phillips screwdriver. Screw the replacement handle onto the door and tighten securely.
5 Replace the glass panel and reassemble the door by snapping the two inner frames back in place.
If the door is warped cheaper to replace the whole oven, the 3cm gap is a hazard because you have dangerous radiation leakage, the levels are exceeding safety standards and should be removed from service immediately.
Honestly, it is best left alone, Microwaves are treated to prevent radiation leakage and splitting a door would probably upset that radiation preventing shield from operating fully. If you really want the window cleaned, take it to a repairman who is can give you a certificate that the oven is safe and has no radiation leaks after completion of the job. (Microwaves can be extremely dangerous appliances)