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My father just got a new microwave and there is a hole burnt through the plastic box on the lower right hand side

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Return it, and contact the manufacturer

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You don't say which make/model microwave you have, but on every model I have ever seen the thing that sits behind the plastic cover is the magnetron - the bit that actually generates the microwaves.

Unless the microwave was a fairly top-end model, you might well be cheaper to just buy a new one.

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