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Removed splatter shield

Hi, we removed a thick piece of plastic thinking it was supposed to be taken off the inside door of our microwave. Now the door has visable splatter and I'm not sure if door can be taken apart to clean it . Also was wondering if there's anyway to get another splatter shield from the company? Oh, and the door front fogs up, probably from removing the splatter shield? Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Re: removed splatter shield

I am currently fixing my microwave, which has done the same thing. Go to

just select your brand and under parts, select doors and handles. It will be called Door film, peel & stick. For my microwave, it runs from $16.00 to $21.00. Seems like a very easy fix.

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Re: removed splatter shield

If you can supply the brand and model, we can probably point you to the supplier for the splatter shield (waveguide cover).

The door shouldn't really fog up too much (not permanently anyway) as long as the internal cooling fan and seals are okay.

The door panels can usually be separate for cleaning if it's absolutely necessary, but it's a pain of a job.

Again, brand and model mean everything, so if you can give us those we can probably get more specific. Happy to help.

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