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Dirt between glass mesh of Whirlpool microwave door.

Is there any way to clean this without having to replace the door or microwave?

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You can strip it but it isn`t recommended because the microwave oven is put together at the factory and then when everything is screwed up tight, a leakage test is performed on the oven including the door aperture. If you removed the door or remove the internal part of the door to clean it, you are altering the relative positions of the various door parts and if you don`t get it quite right, there`s a very good possibility the the oven will leak micro-waves into your kitchen exposing you and you family to dangerous radiation unless you take it to your local government offices to have a test performed on it for safety reasons. No, I would just leave it. Ian

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