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Having problems with new GE Microwave. There is a cover on right interior that thought was temporary cover for shipping purposes. It is cardboard-like construction. Is this supposed to be removed??

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There should be no carboard you can see or touch after installation of any microwave.

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Try replacing the screws with larger ones. Maybe you ordered the wrong piece, if your microwave comes with a mica cover (A fine, square piece of mica) and you received a plastic one, you will need to get the right piece or adapt the one you received.
You can get the mica cover on any microwave service.

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

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cover is made of mica and is not flammable. you can obtain sheet of mica from a good spares stockist, cut out a new cover and fit

Posted on Sep 06, 2008

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This is the mica or plastic waveguide cover. It protects the waveguide and magnetron form grease and food particles.

Assuming you're going to scrap the unit, carefully clean the area around the outside of opening (watch for sharp edges) with a lightly damp soft cloth.

Then use alcohol or a hair dryer, etc. to be sure the area is dry.

Then you can use a couple of strips of clear packing tape to cover the opening and trim it with a razor blade so only about 1/4" or so extends out from the opening.

Note that I only recommend this procedure on an oven that is going to be scrapped. If the oven will see continued use, a new waveguide cover should be purchased.

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Posted on Oct 24, 2008

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No, that is the "waveguide cover".

It provides very important protection for the magnetron.


And always keep it clean according to your manual's instructions.

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Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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SOURCE: What is the cardboard cover inside my microwave for?

It may not be cardboard - it may be a material called mica which is located over where the magnetron is located in the unit. This is a protective cover and if it is what I think it is, do not remove under any circumstances, otherwise you may render the microwave unsafe to use.

Posted on Mar 31, 2009

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