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The tempered glass on the outside of my microwave oven broke. Can I replace this with plexiglass and keep the microwaves from leaking?

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Pliglas does not inhibit microwaves. Generally, even the glass door isn't protection either. A special film, usually a polymer, is applied to the inside of the glass. The 'film' looks like a black or gray 'screen' with little holes in it.
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