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Kenmore Over the Range Microwave

Brown stain trapped between front plastic window and inside of of microwave window. I know how to remove the door but was wary at disassembling it to get to the stain. If you push on the plastic window in front the stain moves along the door window. So it is a wet stain from moisture somehow entering the door. Didn't want to break any plastic tabs holding this all together. Wife wants new microwave because of this problem.

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Re: Kenmore Over the Range Microwave

If you think the window is stained, you ought to see the rest of the inside! Wife is probably right. (wink, wink, nod, nod)
Actually, you can take the cover off, remove the front panel without much effort and clean everything and get a lot more life out of it. Microwaves usually die because of heat related problems caused by buildup of yuck on the guts.
Hope Ya Make your Wife Happy!

Posted on Jan 24, 2008

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