Query - Defy 42L Convection Microwave Oven

copacetic

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I just bought this thing.

Inside:

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That bit is removable, feels like, I dunno, hard cardboard? I presumed it was something that was meant to be removed (behind it is some sort of cavity/vent. Since it's not mentioned by the manual, I decided to phone the shop I bought it from and was assured it needs to stay there "to keep the radiation off the food".

So now I'm just confused.

Anyone?
 

ld13

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Looks like a microwave guide cover... I would not remove it as it protects the cavity from moisture. LOL @
keep the radiation off the food - that is the last thing it does.

Edit: It keeps the food off the radiation.
 
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Nick333

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Looks like a microwave guide cover... I would not remove it as it protects the cavity from moisture. LOL @
keep the radiation off the food - that is the last thing it does.
This. Sales people are often morons. Keeps radiation off the food... ffs. It's electromagnetic radiation, not uranium. It keeps the food from splattering up the wave guide.
 

saor

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Looks like a microwave guide cover... I would not remove it as it protects the cavity from moisture. LOL @
keep the radiation off the food - that is the last thing it does.

Edit: It keeps the food off the radiation.
:X3:

Respect to some of the company reps on here, because damn...
That salesperson made that comment online & they'd be buried already.
 
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This. Sales people are often morons. Keeps radiation off the food... ffs. It's electromagnetic radiation, not uranium. It keeps the food from splattering up the wave guide.
I would damn well hope its not Uranium!
 

ArtyLoop

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That is a microwave guide cover, its made out of mica or similar material.
The cover is there to keep food, and also moisture, to some extent, out of the waveguide which would lead to attentuation, flashover and possibly damage to the magnetron
 

copacetic

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Typical response from the morons who work in those kinds of fields.
To be fair, I'm not sure I'd go out of my way to educate myself about microwaves if I was working at Checkers House and Home, it can't be fun.

In any event, yes, I snapped it back on, and the unit is an absolute delight to use. I'm very pleased.
 

copacetic

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:X3:

Respect to some of the company reps on here, because damn...
That salesperson made that comment online & they'd be buried already.
Yeah when she told me that on the phone I did the telephonic equivalent of smiling, nodding and backing away slowly.
 

Russell S

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I have an LG with a similar cover inside that is attached with a screw, so I would say that it is definitely not meant to be removed.
 
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