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Condensation betwejn the front door glass

GE spacemaker XL has never vented well to begin with. It does vent to the exterior. While boiling water under the microwave steam always gets the front of the microwave wet. This time however the moisture has gotten in between the glass--like a failed seal on a window. Can we get in between the glass to clean? Is there anything we can do?

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  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2008

    I also have a new GE microwave which had condensation between the glass, I called GE and was told no repairs were needed, I insisted on a repairman coming out to check, he's due Wednesday. I checked the seal by microwaving a cup of water to the boiling point and I had a hot spot underneath the door. I'll see what GE does, if they do nothing I will follow up with my Builder under his warranty and let the builder fight it out with GE, I want a new microwave.



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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:

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