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GE spacemaker hole in microwave door

I just have the hole in the film($12) and a small burn mark on door main($50). It looks like I can remove the interior film and wipe off the metal grid. I'd like to clean it off and replace the film.
1. My main concern is if the metal (door main ASM, $50) needs to be painted or can it be left bare?
2. Do I need to unplug and discharge the "stored energy" just to clean and replace the film?

I would prefer not to replace the anything that needs to be unscrewed or
take the door completely off.

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  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2008

    Same problem, bought the film from GE Appliances, but don't know how to install it.

  • Heidia64 Apr 15, 2008

    I have burn marks on my microwave door.  Can these be removed and if so how?  I have tried to wash it off but have had no luck.

  • rosiecheeks Jun 11, 2008

    Same problem here. There seams to be grease trapped between the door and the film on the door. Tried bowl of water in the unit.....but that didn't work. Please looks aweful!!!



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SOURCE: hole in film on interior door

I would consider buying a microwave in the near future, or at least not standing there watching your food cook the whole time. The film works with the grid with the small holes in it to eliminate the microwave radiation that the unit produces. A hole in this film compromises the intergrity of the unit. Essentially it would be like tryring to create a dark room with no light and having a hole in your covering, creating an escape for the light to get through.

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SOURCE: Ge Spacemaker microwave - Model # JNM1851

They sometimes have a plastic cover over the bulb cavity that you can take off from the oven interior

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SOURCE: Metal singed on microwave door: your response

Sorry I don't have the paint or parts. I mostly do repairs.

The paint should be available at big box stores like Wal-Mart, home improvement centers like Builder's Square, Lowe's, or Home Depot, or hardware stores or local appliance parts stores.

You can order the plastic sheet (called the "door film") here. It is part # WB06X10490.

Be sure the mesh is clean and dry before installing the new film.

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SOURCE: Damaged door on microwave

The glass if you look at it has a screen sandwiched inbetween glass that dicapates the energy from exiting through glass. If it is burned to that depth then concern would be a priority. The screen should still work as normaly would,but if it is bare to the interior then it might get heated when unit is operating.Replacing glass is not to bad to do,the inner side has plastic insert that snaps in and can be removed by prying it out < using small flat tool such as slim puddy knife and then ther may be a few retainers for glass> it snaps in from outer edge.

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