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Kelly, I noted the warning to have my new microwave door tested for leakage. I’m sure this is a coverall statement, because the only way for a door to “leak” microwaves is for it to be cracked/broken, totally misaligned or severely warped. The door to case contact is not really a “seal” but unless abnormally wide will not allow microwave radiation at 2.45 GHz to escape. Likewise, as long as the metal film with holes is next to the glass, microwaves won’t escape through it since the holes are designed to be small enough to prevent passage. I’m not trying to be a curmudgeon about this, but after correctly installing the new door by following your instructions, I’m not inclined to buy a tester or hire a technician. I would attach the two engineering articles I read and saved, but I’m sure you are aware of their content. I will send them to my nuclear engineer buddy to see if he has any further knowledge about reverse Faraday cages…which is what a microwave is. All the best, Dave
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