Hi, we removed a thick piece of plastic thinking it was supposed to be taken off the inside door of our microwave. Now the door has visable splatter and I'm not sure if door can be taken apart to clean it . Also was wondering if there's anyway to get another splatter shield from the company? Oh, and the door front fogs up, probably from removing the splatter shield? Any help would be greatly appreciated
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If the door will not stay closed it is the spring inside door, or the small plastic piece that holds the spring which is attached to the $80.00 piece called outer door.
To fix it, it is EASY and you do not have to even take the inside cover all the way off. Just remove the three sides of cover by gently slipping a plastic putty knife around rim to release the clips. Then attach the spring to the small hole below where the plastic piece used to be, which is located in the metal on the glass frame piece, use tweezers, hold the other end of spring as you place spring onto plastic door latch and set into place!
Snap the inside cover back on and YAY! FINI!
Appliance Repaired:General Electric
Age Of Appliance:5 - 10 years
a screw driver and pride off plastic on inside of door. be carfule not
to break it. only one of two screws that go into handle were visable.
had to drill a hole in metal braket to get at second screw. you can
just bend the metal braket back inorder to use drill. bend it back when
done. took off handle and replaced it. snapped plastic piece I took off
back in place and finished. ge told me i needed to replace whole
door. which they nolonger stock and I could not find a whole door for
my model on web. found handlw on this website and did it my self
THE DOOR ON MY MAYTAG MICROWAVE OVEN HAS A SCREEN OVER IT. I HAVE SOME FOOD SPATTERS THAT PENETRATED THE SCREEN AND I CAN'T CLEAN THE GLASS THAT THE SCREEN PROTECTS. HOW CAN I REMOVE THIS SCREEN TO CLEAN THE GLASS?
The parts can be ordered from the Panasonic authorized parts rep. You have to contact Panasonic for details.
I strongly recommend to have any work on a microwave oven done professionaly. There are radiation leakage issues if the door is not re-assembled properly. After doing any service the microwave oven must be tested for radiation leaks. I doubt that you have the radiation testing equipment to make sure that there are no leaks.
A LOUD ticking sound could very well be a High Voltage Arc. This is usually caused by a breakdown of insulation on High Voltage Wires, or components. It can also be arcing between the door frame and the cavity. Usually where the bottom of the cavity floor meets the door frame. Indication of this will be small areas on the door where it looks like the paint has been chipped off, but if you look close you will see it is small burned marks. Another area is the Splatter Shield located inside and at the top. It looks like a Plastic Cover. It is not plastic, but a fiber material. Grease, and food will get trapped on and under this Splatter Shield. Over a period of time the grease and food particles will break down from being cooked over and over again. They will then form Carbon. Which will Arc when Microwaves are present. Remove Push-Pins holding Splatter Shield. Clean by washing with dish detergent . If burned (arc) spots are still present after washing, replace Splatter Shield or arcing will continue. Once Carbon has burned through, it will continue to burn.