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Old Oct 26th, 2010, 11:03 AM   #1
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Where do I buy a sheet of mica?

The mica waveguide cover in my microwave oven has frazzled. KitchenAid doesn't even recognize the name of the part or understand that it exists. Can anyone suggest a place in Toronto or area that I could find a mica sheet about 5 by 5 inches? I can't really think of who might carry this.
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Old Oct 26th, 2010, 11:16 AM   #2
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Have you looked at this site Here not sure they can help but are into Mica and are in Toronto.
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Old Oct 26th, 2010, 11:42 AM   #3
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Thanks for reaching out, BigDL!
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Old Oct 26th, 2010, 11:58 AM   #4
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Maybe Active Surplus? They've got all sorts of crap over there.
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Old Oct 26th, 2010, 12:03 PM   #5
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You can try Global Electronic. They've got waveguide covers, but you'll probably have to phone and talk to someone to get the right size. They're usually pretty good.
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Old Oct 26th, 2010, 12:12 PM   #6
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MacFury, did you try here: Appliance Parts From PartSelect | Repair Parts For Major Appliances ? If you can enter the model number, you might be able to find it. All of my attempts to search using the general category of KitchenAid microwave parts yielded the same 47 items, none of them wave guide covers, but worth a try.

I checked for the cover for my own GE Profile microwave (just 3.5 years old, BTW) and it says "no longer available"....which is a tad annoying, to say the least. Mine's just a bit of waxed cardboard - how hard is that to stock? In fact, most of the parts for it seem to be "no longer available."
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Old Oct 26th, 2010, 12:33 PM   #7
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Paddy, I did try it but they don't even recognize a Waveguide cover as a part. Same for the Brushes for a KitchenAid mixer I own--they forgot to include them on the schematics, so they don't exist!

I'm going to try out a place called Butler's Appliance this afternoon because they nay have a supply. Thanks everyone for the suggestions.
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Old Nov 8th, 2010, 02:50 PM   #8
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I am a DIY'er but when it comes to appliances that produce radiation, such as a microwave may I suggest buying a new one.
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Old Nov 8th, 2010, 03:37 PM   #9
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There ya go.

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They sell waveguide cover parts and they have stores in Toronto. Scan down to the bottom and click on sitemap for locations.
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Old Nov 8th, 2010, 03:48 PM   #10
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I did try to pick up a mica sheet at that repair outlet and they just had a bunch of tiny offcuts.

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I am a DIY'er but when it comes to appliances that produce radiation, such as a microwave may I suggest buying a new one.
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There ya go.

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They sell waveguide cover parts and they have stores in Toronto. Scan down to the bottom and click on site map for locations.
On the phone with them now. Thanks!
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