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Microwave Oven replacing plastic film on inside of door

I'm replacing the inner plastic film on the door. I have the part from Whirlpool, what adhesive should I use?

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  • William G May 22, 2008

    I bought it from a local appliance parts distributor. I'm now ordering one from Sear's Parts, after verifying by telephone that it is a Whirlpool replacement part. The other one was from a company named "FSP" and had no peel-off adhesive. Will see what the Sears one is like when it arrives next week.

    Thanks for the reply

  • William G Jun 06, 2008

    Actually, the plastic films I got DID have an adhesive with a peel-off backing. The problem was that it was so thin I couldn't see it. When I got the one from Sears, it was shipped to me FOLDED in half, which made it have a crease in the middle, so I returned it. However, the crease revealed how thin the backing was, which enabled me to use the one I bought originally.

  • leslieh Oct 20, 2008

    1. I just bought a brand new amana microwave oven, I damaged the film at the front door because of strong adhersive remover. How can I replace this film, and where can I buy the parts. Thanks.

  • leslieh Oct 20, 2008

    How to replace the film door for an Amana microwave over and where can I buy the part. Thanks

  • Mendette Jan 16, 2009

    My wife peeled the door film off on our new Frigidaire microwave. She thought it was a protective coating for the glass. I've searched the web and can't find the replacement film for our model FMV157GB.

    Is there a generic I can use as a replacement?


  • Mendette Jan 16, 2009

    I removed the door film thinking it was a protective coating for the glass on a Frigidaire FMV157GB microwave. I can't find a replacement film.

    Is there a generic brand I can use that will fit?

    Thank you.

  • Anonymous May 09, 2009

    Where can I buy the plastic film for inside the microwave door, GE model I removed the film from the grate thinking it shouldn't be there

  • William Miller
    William Miller May 11, 2010

    Normally the new sheet will have one side which has to be peeled off to expose the adhesive. Yours doesn't?

    Where did you buy the replacement part?


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FSP stands for "Factory Service Parts" which I believe was originally terminology from Amana, which now (along with several other brands such as Electrolux, Frigidaire, Jenn-Air, Kitchen Aid, Litton, Roper, and Whirlpool) is now under the Maytag umbrella.

Confusing, eh??

Hopefully the new one will have adhesive included. If not, then you'll have two sheets to use to get it right.

In that case, I'd probably recommend the spray-on type adhesive you can find at hardware stores or big box stores such as Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Lowe's etc. It will probably be made by 3M.

Please feel free to contact me directly if you need more help.

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I am replacing the inner plastic film on a Whirlpool Microwave Oven. My understanding is that its purpose is only to avoid dirt from accumulating into the openings of the door metal screen. There is a wrong conception that the plastic film will prevent microwaves from escaping the oven but the truth is that the metal screen with small openings act as a shield for the human eyes since the microwaves size is a few centimeters compared to milimeters of the openings. So I want to find a good source of the plastic film in order to keep dirt away from the window grid. Can you point out a good source for my Whirlpool Model #MH7130XEQ1? Thank you.

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  • Hi I have a General electric Microwave oven and in the corner of my door the inner film is pealing what can I do to fix it please help me out

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