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Paint off inside top of microwave exposing metal. Safe to use?

Older model. When wiping clean inside top of microwave, some of the paint flaked off exposing metal. Can oven still be used?

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It would be dangerous to do so. Any exposed metal inside a microwave is source for sparks and is extremely hazardous. I would recommend getting the paint job done up, or even better, buy a newer model.

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