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Some doors can be disassembled for glass replacement. On others, you need to replace the entire door. Look for an exploded parts view for the oven to see if it shows a separate piece of glass.

In either case, you'd have to have a microwave leakage test done after the repair.

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SOURCE: broken glass on full sized microwave door

Unfortunately, you would have to replace the complete door assembly, you can find a replacement door assembly for this model at this link:

LG LRM1230W Replacement Part Complete Door Assembly

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