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Dirty Door Glass inside the choke - how do I clean it?

Uncovered food splatters (especially grease) go through the choke and cover the glass. I haven't been able to disassemble the door so I can clean the glass. Any experience or suggestions on how to to get to the glass so I can clean it?

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  • gebuyer Apr 13, 2008

    We have the same problem with what I think are water spots between the glass and the choke. I believe the water ran in when I was cleaning the door. Any help to separate the door to get at the water spots would be greatly appreciated.

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Its very hard to take apart the doors They normally have a lot of screws. May have a plastic snap on cover that's covering them up. Some of them are even sealed and can not be taken apart.

Anytime you work on a door you must check it with a microwave leakage meter. The door has metal gaskets and a screen that blocks the microwaves upsetting them will cause it to leak.

This is not a do it yourself repair.

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