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Cardboard in Oster OGF41101 microwave?

There's a piece of shiny cardboard covering a hole inside my Oster OGF41101 microwave...I didn't know what it's for but when trying to remove it it ripped...what's this for and do I need it?

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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.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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The object you're describing is the waveguide cover. It needs to stay clean and secure. If it's damaged, it will need to be replaced.

It provides critical protection for the magnetron.

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

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