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New microwave got condensation between glass panels. Got new door happened again. I think it's a design defect. How can I disassemble to clean as needed?

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To be honest-- it's not worth the effort. Some doors do come apart and some are glued together. If the replacement door is only listed as a complete door it doesn't come apart. If it does come apart, it requires prying the plastic frame off the inner side of the door to get to the screws. The frames usually crack if you are not careful. Contact Frigidaire customer relations and explain the problem and see what they have to offer either as a repair or explanation.

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You might be able to get a manual for it on the manufacturers web site.

Have you looked into the price of a new door assembly? Given all the issues with the old door, it might be the best way to go. Plus, some doors simply can't be taken apart.

If you do decide to attempt to disassemble the door, you will need to have the microwave leakage level checked with a calibrated meter.

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Normally you have to separate the door panels as shown in the below.

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That's a huge gap.

You might ask their customer service people to authorize the replacement of the whole door or the glass and the inner door panel where the gap is.

If they won't help you, you could clean it thoroughly, then carefully caulk the gap with high temperature caulk.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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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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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, please let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

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It sounds like your cooling fan has failed, or possibly the relay on the control board. This same relay also runs the turntable. Is the TT working?

It's critical for the cooling fan to work, or the magnetron can overheat, which will cause the thermostat to interrupt power until it cools backs down. Sounds like what happened to you.

If it gets too hot or gets hot too often, it can be ruined.

A failed fan can cause such overheating and a buildup of moisture as well.

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical safety information and disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa.

At our site, we have a video showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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This would require disassembly of the door panels, which is not recommended unless really required.

You can download the installation guide to help you troubleshoot and correct your venting issues. That should be priority one.

It may be a clogged filter, a bird's nest in the outlet, etc. etc. Failure to vent can cause control panel and keypad trouble if it continues.

The manual / guide is found here: http://www.geappliances.com/service_and_support/literature/

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