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Cardboard insert The insert that came with the microwave broke upon me trying to insert it. What exactly is its function and can we still use the microwave without it. ( the small square white on one side and silver on the other) Thanks for your input. I'm afraid to use the mike without it.

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  • Anonymous May 28, 2008

    My cardboard insert came off, does this cause a health risk, is it still safe to use? My cardboard was taped on one corner can I do that again?

    Thank you Tammy Jeffery

  • carmen754 Oct 01, 2008

    The inside cardboard broke in 2 pieces. Can we just tape it and put it back in place?

  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2009

    Mine broke in half as well, Is there some place to get a new one?

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It sounds like you may be talking about the wavegudie cover. Does it cover a square hole in the side or top of the caivty? If so, it is needed. It prevents grease and food debris from getting in the waveguide, which can damage the magnetron. I would refer you to Danby customer service: http://www.danby.com/page.asp?code=5

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