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My JVM1740SM1SS over door has a stain inside the window between the black lining. How can I clean it?

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  • Debbie Lewis Feb 22, 2010

    Are you talking about the hard black plastic around the inside window?

  • Debbie Lewis Feb 22, 2010

    The only screws I see are for the door handle



  • Debbie Lewis Feb 22, 2010

    Do I need to unscrew the handle first?

  • Debbie Lewis Feb 22, 2010

    I have taken off the hard plastic around the inside of the microwave door and taken the screws and handle off but I still cannot get to the inside window to clean.

  • Debbie Lewis Feb 22, 2010

    The stain is in between the glass. I need to get to it first.



  • Debbie Lewis Feb 22, 2010

    Same problem--stain in between outside window and black metal shield of the microwave door. I cannot get to it. How can I get to it?

  • Debbie Lewis Feb 22, 2010

    I took that part off and then the door handle but don't know how the rest comes off. It is pretty tight. Do I take off the springs to the latches and then try to remove the next piece? I do not see any clips??

  • Debbie Lewis Feb 22, 2010

    It is a stainless steel door on the outside.

  • Debbie Lewis Feb 22, 2010

    I do have the manuel but it doesn't tell you how to take it apart.

  • Debbie Lewis Feb 23, 2010

    I am talking about inside the door window and black metal shield. There is a stain that got in there from steam or something that I can't get to. That is why I need to take the door apart.

  • Debbie Lewis Feb 23, 2010

    Please, I am trying to get a stain that is in the microwave window and black metal shield. I cannot get to it. How can I take the door apart?

  • Debbie Lewis Feb 23, 2010

    So far I have not received much help on cleaning between the microwave glass and inside of door. I don't think anyone understands.

  • Debbie Lewis Feb 24, 2010

    I have taken off the hard plastic around the window when I open the door and removed the screws from the handle now I don't know how to get into the glass. There is a metal piece all around and it looks like there are dimpled areas but I don't know if that comes off.

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The jvm model ss door / open the door and inside there is a black border around the screen / this will pop out with a putty knife . after removing it you will be able to remove the glass and screen to clean. . stains are caused when food blow's up . if you have a handle modle there are two screw's inside the ring . most of this should be done with a ridgid type putty knife as not to brake the plastic . 2 in blade.. hope this help **** ..

Posted on Feb 23, 2010

  • dennis dodge Feb 24, 2010

    hi /Im back . to help . the area you are working in is not normaly a user area / but i do understand your problem . the springs will have to be removed and any pressure points that hold the screen are to be released with the putty knife . they do fit very tight as if they did not you would have leakage . i think you are doing a good job. / the ring is removed and handle / do the springs and pry the holding points to relace the screen . if screen does not clean it may have to be replaced . **** ..

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Get an oven stain cleaner to do the trick.

Some soil from cooking operations is usually present. The catalyst is continually working to oxidize soil when the oven is hot enough, thus the "continuous" clean name. The rough porous surface spreads out greasy soil, thus increasing contact with hot air in the oven. Fats and oils are quickly oxidized; milk and cheese take higher temperatures (about 475 F.); sugar spills are hardest to remove so protection from spills like fruit pie boil-overs is important.
If large spills occur, you have to remove the promptly to stop the "glazing" effect which seals the surface and prevents oxidation of soil. Follow this procedure:
1. Blot up excess with paper towel or sponge while oven is still slightly warm and the soil soft. Do not rub towel or sponge across surface; particles may clog the surface.
2. After the oven is completely cool, spray the soil area with all-purpose spray-on/wipe-off cleaner ("Fantastik", "409", etc.). Work into porous surface by scrubbing with a nylon-bristle brush or nylon net pad. Let stand 15-30 minutes.
3. Scrub softened soil with the nylon brush or pad.
4. Rinse thoroughly with cold water, by squeezing out clean, wet sponge over area; then blot up (not mop up) excess water with paper towel or sponge. (Do not let water run down into burner assembly, especially in gas ovens.) Repeat rinsing and blotting, if needed, to remove all softened soil and cleaner residue.
5. Turn on oven at 475 F. and leave two hours. If some soil remains, the continuous-cleaning coating should work to oxidize it.
CAUTION: Spray-on/wipe-off cleaners volatize rapidly with heat and may leave a chalky stain, hard to remove. So do not apply to a warm oven, and be sure to rinse away all residue.
Occasionally wipe out whole inside of oven with a nylon pad and plain water; blot dry and then run oven empty for 2 hours at 475 F. This helps the oven catch up with accumulated grease and soil. This may be needed when the oven is used for more broiling and roasting (with more grease spatters) but short time cooking (broiling) or lower temperature (roasting), than for baking. This also helps clean the door, which usually get less heat in cooking.
NEVER use oven cleaners on continuous-clean ovens, as they will clog the pores in the coating, and, may damage the coating, or the aluminum backing if it is used.
NEVER use scouring powders or any other powdered cleaners, as they will clog the coating, and the abrasive action also damages it.
NEVER use any metal pads or abrasives, as they will wear off the coating, and also metal filings may come off and clog the coating. Manually clean oven racks.


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  • Titilayo Sodipe Feb 23, 2010

    Of course you need to remove the crews first and you sure have to be very careful about this so as not to break the glass.

    be careful dear.


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Hi djl4.
You have to take the door apart from the microwave to clean that stain.
Now, open the door of the microwave, you will see all the way around the oven, there is a trim about 2 inch wide. You can use a kitchen putty knife or any putty knife that you have to pop/lift the trim out. After that, you will see the door is held together with a few clips. Then you can start the cleaning using a soft cloth with detergent to clean the stain.

Hope it helps.

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    Naajiyah Auladin Feb 22, 2010

    Do you have the manual with pictures so that it can guide you to open the door? If there's no clips, is there any screw or it can be the spring.

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    Naajiyah Auladin Feb 22, 2010

    You should be careful when you clean the door as cleaning it with chemical or bleach can damage the colour of the oven. What type of door it is, stainless steel, graphite or cleansteel?

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    Naajiyah Auladin Feb 22, 2010

    Hello. The stainless steel door can be clean with a clean soft cloth, do not use any detergent except you can use the stainless steel magic or any other suitable product used to clean stainless steel. If you cannot see the clips try the spring or unscrew it.

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Hello :

Follow these instructions :

  1. Wipe down the microwave with warm soapy water and a clean cloth or sponge. Use a grease-cutting dish soap such as Dawn. This will help to remove the first layer which is usually just grease. Wipe the area with a clean damp cloth.
  2. Apply nail polish remover with acetone to cotton balls and use them to wipe the stain with. Remove as much of the stain as possible. Most or all of the stain should come off with the nail polish remover. Use new cotton balls as the old one gets too dirty and discard them.
  3. Make a solution of equal parts vinegar and water and wipe down the microwave with a clean cloth dipped in the solution.
  4. Wipe the microwave with a damp clean cloth to rinse.
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  • Dish soap
  • Soft clean cloth
  • Nail polish remover
  • Vinegar

Tips & Warnings
  • Place two scoops of fresh coffee grounds into a ceramic cup and fill halfway full with water. Set the cup in a bowl to catch any water that boils out and put it in the microwave for two minutes. This will help to eliminate any residual odors.
  • Acetone is the key ingredient in nail polish remover that helps to remove the stain. Ventilate the area well when using acetone as the fumes can be harmful.
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Posted on Feb 22, 2010

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    Fathi Elmahdi Feb 22, 2010

    Hello :

    Try this solution :

    Things you need :






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    • Baking soda




    • Warm water




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    1. Make a thick mixture of baking soda and a little water in a
      bowl.









    2. Open the oven door.









    3. Using a small cloth, cover the entire inside of the oven
      window with the mixture.









    4. Let sit and dry.









    5. Using a sponge and warm water, clean off the window.









    6. Let air dry or wipe with a dry paper towel.
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The outer surface pops off of the door and the screws you need to remove will be visible. something like a bic pen cap is good to force in there to start the separation, then you can slowly and firmly run it down the edge to pop it out.

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  • Remote Computer Rescue

    Yes...if you pull on it from the bottom you can see how they separate, and get something firm yet mailable between the surfaces.

  • Remote Computer Rescue

    many times, there will be more than one component that snaps off.

  • Remote Computer Rescue

    The manufacture doesn't want the general public to know how to disassemble certain safety features. Microwave radiation leaking into your home isn't exactly the healthiest choice to be made. Many time you can get into these doors if they are layered with panels. If they are welded tight, you will have to cut your way in, remove the glass completely, grind the edges down, replace the glass, and then use an fast setting epoxy (like quicksteel) to remold the edge, allow it time to dry (about 3-4 hrs) and sand it down to a finish. If you have the time and the patience, you could clean it well. Just remember to leave absolutely nothing in between the glass because it will cook in there.

  • Remote Computer Rescue

    Those little dimples are robotic rivets. You can pry at the point of the dimple and it will pop off, just make sure you have something around you can seal it with when your done. Quicksteel is a great product and can withstand amazing temperature variations. Be carefull not to put to much strain on those glass plates, they aren't easy to break, but when they do, that's it.


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