When I went to use microwave I discovered the inside glass completely shattered while nobody using it. The internal frame was also slightly buckled in one area. It looks as though the entire door needs to be replaced as it will never seal properly again. Where can I get a spare door and is it worth fixing? Have tried microwave which works ok, but may be unsafe to use in this condition.
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There's a safty switch which prevents the unit from operating if the door isn't fully closed. When the glass shattered a small piece may have blocked the switch from operating properly. Check around the door seals for any irregularities.
Go to "sears.com", click on "Parts Direct", another page will be displayed, enter you model number (usually found just inside door of microwave), select cabinet and you should see your glass plate listed, scroll down to required number and then you will see the part number. Copy and paste that number into search engine and look for best price or just buy from sears
This happened to us 3 weeks ago with our 3 year old Kitchenaid microwave. Several hours after its last use it just shattered. In doing research I discovered that this has also happend with GE microwaves, all 3 years old. The cause seems to have been a batch of defective glass supplied by a third party. Whirlpool was very quick to cover the cost of the replacement, even though our microwave was out of warrantee.
The plastic cover on the inside of the door is purely push fit.
To force it off I used 2 strong stainless steel dinner knives.
By easing one knife between the internal glass and the plastic cover I managed to spring one corner by using the other knife on the external bottom edge of the plastic cover.
Try concentrating on one end and once this springs out it is easy to free the rest without having to take it off completely.
The hook is simple to do but be careful with the spring.
All in all it took 3 minutes!