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The clear coating inside the glass door is crumbling. Dangerous?


It depends on how much the radiation is dissipated. Normally the grill on the door prevents and escape of radiation and so this cannot be a threat but a reading outside the door will be good to confirm and if so the door must be replaced.

Nov 29, 2011 | Daewoo WM1010CC Microwave Oven

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The plastic film inside the window on the door is pulling away from the glass. Does this consttute any danger. Does it or the micrwave have to be replaced? Other than that the microwave works perfectly.


The film stops food particles and steam from entering the part of the door that is difficult to keep clean. That is all it does.
No danger just difficult to clean.

Jan 03, 2011 | Emerson 025806092806 Microwave Oven

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We take turns replacing microwave ovens where I work. The latest one, a GE JES1358WL, stopped working after opening the door while running on a one-push (1 minute) start setting, and the control panel is...


Sounds like part of the peg broke off and is left inside the recepter slot area where the sensor switch is. If it is the lower door plastic hook thing (inside bottom) that broke off, it is possible to re-attatch it to the door if you save the broken piece. Drill a small hole the size of a small wire or nail you have lying around to make a splint - Cut the nail or wire to about 1/2" to use it as a hidden "bone" or skeletal support inside the broken plastic. Glue the nail half way into the broken plastic using modelers glue. Closely align the nail peg to where the plastic broke off and mark it for drilling. Drill carefully making sure you are centered so that your wire "bone" will allow proper alignment of your plastic. Insert the pinned piece into the newly drilled hole checking for alignment, if it looks close enough you can glue it in place and you should have a strong enough repair. Dangerous to use a wooden peg to fool the internal switch. As it will be running even when the door is open and you don't want to get zapped.

Nov 04, 2010 | GE JE1235 Microwave Oven

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Hello I have a LG Microwave/grill/convention oven. I caught my bracelet on the bottom lug thing that is attached to the door and now the microwave runs all the time? Please help is this something i can...


Sounds like part of the peg broke off and is left inside the recepter slot area where the sensor switch is. If it is the lower door plastic hook thing (inside bottom) that broke off, it is possible to re-attatch it to the door if you save the broken piece. Drill a small hole the size of a small wire or nail you have lying around to make a splint - Cut the nail or wire to about 1/2" to use it as a hidden "bone" or skeletal support inside the broken plastic. Glue the nail half way into the broken plastic using modelers glue. Closely align the nail peg to where the plastic broke off and mark it for drilling. Drill carefully making sure you are centered so that your wire "bone" will allow proper alignment of your plastic. Insert the pinned piece into the newly drilled hole checking for alignment, if it looks close enough you can glue it in place and you should have a strong enough repair. Dangerous to use a wooden peg to fool the internal switch. As it will be running even when the door is open and you don't want to get zapped.

Nov 04, 2010 | Microwave Ovens

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I have an older microwave oven and the plastic


i wont worry about it. it is for grease ewntrapment

Aug 02, 2010 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Condensation inbetween glass door on GE Spacemaker


Your glass seal has failed and I doubt it makes sense to replace the door. Yes, it can be dangerous as the moisture becomes worse you risk the chance the glass could over-heat and blow out. Sounds like you need to replace it, sorry!

Aug 11, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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The mesh screen on the inside door has a hole in it..


would suggest replacing door for safety purposes only," it could be fine as far as resisting waves",but never sure for how long or if it realy is. An old saying makes sense," Better safe than sorry".

Apr 26, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Small melted hole at microwave door -- doesn't appear to have breached the clear plastic on the interior. Is this dangerous and does this require repair? Thank you so much!


It should be okay as long as none of the holes in the fine metal mesh / screen are damaged or enlarged and as long as the door closes fully and evenly.

Keep an eye on it in case it gets worse or any food or grease get stuck in the hole. That can lead to arcing & severe damage.

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Apr 21, 2008 | Microwave Ovens

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Microwave


A microwave needs all those surfaces to be fully reflective. those scorch marks greatly affect the magnetron. it will soon burn out . reccommend a new microwave.

Feb 17, 2008 | Microwave Ovens

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Hole in plastic on inside of door


check the conductivity of the plastic with an ohmmeter by placing the probes an inch apart on the plastic surface. If the resistance is large or infinity, the plastic probably performs no role in stopping the microwave radiation. If so, any epoxy probably can be used to close the hole safely. Make sure you don't use too much and if possible place tape over the repair and orient the microwave so the epoxy presses against the tape while drying to prevent it from oozing into any door hinge/close mechanism. Otherwise, a piece of microwave door glass from a broken unit can ge glued over the hole and should stop the radiation. You can check for leakage with test units but be very carefuly anyway.

Nov 30, 2007 | GE JVM1650 1000 Watts Microwave Oven

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