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I was trying to clean charcoal filter, now not sure how to put back. Should it be horizontal or lil' slant position!

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Charcoal filters cannot be cleaned. They must be replaced.

I'm assuming you have a Whirlpool brand microwave since you posted in a Whirlpool microwave category.

You can download free owners manuals and installation instructions for several brands (including Amana, Frigidaire, Jenn-Air, Kitchenaid, Litton, Maytag, Roper, Tappan, Thermador and Whirlpool) here.

You can find handy exploded views and order parts and accessories (such as charcoal filters) by entering your full model number here.

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Posted on Sep 27, 2009

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If the magnetron overheats, its thermostat trips, shutting off power to the oven until it cools back to a safe level.

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