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How often should we change the microwave filter?

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  • William Miller
    William Miller May 11, 2010

    Metal grease filters can be washed in hot soapy water, but charcoal filters cannot. They must be replaced.

    If you do mean the charcoal filter, replace them generally as often as is stated in the manual or whenever they're clogged.

    If you need more specific information, or help finding your manual online, please reply back with your brand and model number so we can help you.

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