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How to Replace a Wave Guide Cover

A waveguide cover is a metallic like sheet that allows the energy waves from the magnetron through to cook your food in your microwave.

They can become burnt or accidentally damaged, and if either of these has happened you may notice sparks or arcing in your microwave. The good news is that the waveguide cover is an inexpensive spare and could save you the cost of replacing your microwave. Not only will this video show you how to replace a waveguide cover, but we’ll also show you how to get your microwave sparkling clean.

If you need to replace the waveguide cover in your microwave, then you will be pleased to know that you have come to the right place! If you are unsure where to start there’s no need to panic. We’ll talk you through how to successfully replace the waveguide cover without damaging your microwave. 

This video shows an example on how to remove or replace the part on a typical machine, some models may be different but the procedure should be similar.

What you will need:

Step 1 - Switch Off Your Appliance

Safety First! Please make sure that you have switched your appliance off at the mains before starting your repair.

Step 2 - Remove The Turntable And Roller Ring

Before you go about replacing the waveguide cover, remove the turntable and the roller ring. These parts can often get damaged when removed during cleaning and they are available on the eSpares website.

Step 3 - Remove The Old Waveguide Cover

To do this you need to remove any screws that are secured to the waveguide cover, and this will then allow the cover to just slide out. Once it has been removed, just make sure that the area where the cover was situated is completely clean.

Step 4 - Fit The New Waveguide Cover

Simply slide in the new waveguide cover and replace the holding screw if fitted. You can now also place the turntable and roller ring back in your microwave.

Congratulations - you have now replaced the waveguide cover on your microwave. You can now get back on with life with one less worry on your mind! 

Fancy Knowing A Quick Microwave Cleaning Tip?

Take a microwavable jug or bowl containing 300ml of water, squeeze half a lemon and pop the whole thing in the microwave for 5 minutes on full power. Once that is done wipe away the condensation with a soft cloth and you will be left with a clean and fresh smelling microwave.

Need To Locate The Correct Waveguide Cover For Your Microwave?

We have a wide-range of replacement microwave waveguide covers for you to select from here at eSpares. With our help you could soon be on your way to obtaining the correct waveguide cover for your microwave in no time!

If you need any advice regarding repairs to any other appliances at home, eSpares provide many helpful articles in our advice centre. If you know the specific part that you are after you can find a whole array of various spares across your home and garden appliances on the eSpares website.


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