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Why does my microwave create condensation on door and interior

When using microwave, door and interior steams up creating condensation. What is wrong

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SOURCE: Accesive steam coming out from the door?

The stirrer and fan must be working properly.

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Posted on Jul 13, 2009

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SOURCE: 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!

Posted on Aug 11, 2009

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It sounds like it needs professional servicing. There may be an issue with excessive radiation escaping from the oven -- this could be dangerous. Can't say for sure, but were it my oven, I would take it to a shop with the equipment to test for this condition.


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SOURCE: my whirlpool microwave model GH5184XPS4 has

un-plug it, it is not safe. i am thinking that the transformer is making the noise, probably because of the moisture.(cheap asian electronics) it could catch on fire.

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