Microwave Door Design

The microwave doors have an outer door, a mesh screen in the window, and a plastic shield or film that covers the screen.

The microwave door components are:

  • The mesh screen, which is scientifically designed to allow viewing into the microwave, reflects the microwave energy and prevents it from passing through the window or plastic.
  • A choke seal which is a protective layer around the door, assists in containing the microwave energy into the oven cavity.
  • Plastic shield or film on the inside of the door that covers the screen. This should not be removed.
  • The door also has two (2) safety interlock switches, and one (1) monitor switch.
It is normal to have a small amount of play to the door (up or down) approximately 1/8", especially on over-the-range models.